CRIME & SAFETY
Woman arrested in connection with deadly stabbing in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Tucson police arrested a woman in connection with the stabbing death of a man Wednesday, June 7. According to the Tucson Police Department, 20-year-old Alexandrea St. Clair was booked into the Pima County Jail and faces a first-degree murder charge. Police identified the alleged victim...
Terrifying Double Shooting and SWAT Team Response Rattles Northwest Community
A frightening event took place in a northwest neighborhood when residents were suddenly awakened by gunshots, followed by the arrival of a SWAT team. A double shooting had occurred in a house nearby, and authorities are now searching for the suspect, William Vick, who remains at large.
Man and woman found dead at the Minsk Hotel
Tucson police responded to a reported suspicious death at the Minsk Hotel. The incident occurred on June 8 around 12:45 p.m. at 755 East Benson Highway.
Police: Two people shot, one killed near Grant and Oracle in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Tuesday, June 7. The TPD said officers responded to reports of a shooting before 6 a.m. in the area south of West Budmoore Terrace, which is near Grant and Oracle. When police arrived,...
Ex-Tucson teacher sentenced for threatening to blow up Trump store, kill state Sen. Wendy Rogers
NAVAJO COUNTY, Ariz. - A former Tucson middle school teacher has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to making a death threat against a state lawmaker. Donald Glenn Brown was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars on June 6 in Navajo County court. The former music...
Oro Valley officers at crash scene on Tangerine Road
The Oro Valley Police Department responded to a crash on Tangerine Road. The crash occurred at the intersection East Tangerine Road and North First Avenue.
Tucson man pleads guilty to fatal road-rage shooting
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A Tucson man has pleaded guilty to a fatal road rage shooting from nearly two years ago. On May 3, Justin Clark Nichols pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, endangerment, attempted vehicle theft, attempted drug possession and discharging a firearm in the city limits. Nichols had...
Arizona State Prison inmate dies at Banner
An inmate of Arizona State Prison in Tucson died at Banner University Medical Center Main Campus on May 29. Anthony Gamez, 28, was found hanging by a cloth sheet in his cell on May 20. He was transported to the hospital by the Tucson Fire Department and was pronounced dead at the hospital a few days later.
Murder suspect arrested in OV
A 26-year-old man was charged with multiple offenses, including second-degree murder, in the death of a man in Phoenix. Arrested in Oro Valley on May 23, Justine Demunga is accused of shooting Nixon Petit, 50, outside of a building at 27th and Augusta avenues in Phoenix around 3:45 a.m. May 20, according to Sgt. Melissa Soliz with the Phoenix Police Department.
Stolen Vehicle Leads to Narcotics and Firearm Arrests at Apartment Complex
On May 7, 2023, a stolen Chevy Tahoe entered an apartment complex near Park Avenue. Four occupants exited, three were detained. A fanny pack with ID and blue M30s was thrown over the wall, and a revolver was found in the driver's seat. The driver was detained after attempting to alter his appearance and claimed he purchased the vehicle, but later admitted to owning the fanny pack and revolver.Visit here for more details.
DPS troopers stop truck, find nearly 6,000 rounds of ammo
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - According to the AZ Department of Public Safety, a trooper assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force stopped a vehicle for multiple moving violations on Interstate 19 southbound between Tucson and Sahuarita on June 3. During the stop, troopers observed indicators of criminal activity.
Protecting yourself from hawk attacks
Carrying an opened umbrella, positioned against the shoulder to shield the head and neck, is an effective measure against potential strikes.
Tucson City Council Seeks Innovative Approaches to Bolster Police Force
The Tucson City Council is actively seeking inventive solutions to tackle the pressing issue of a dwindling police force in the city. City authorities are deliberating on various tactics to not only attract and retain officers but also to ease the burden on the current workforce.
Tucson Police investigating homicide near Speedway and I-10
Officers found the victim, 46-year-old Rahsann Avant, at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. The investigation is ongoing.
Officer Jeffrey Wadleigh Named April 2023 Officer of the Month for Proactive Work on Neighborhood Problems and Successful Burglary Case Resolution
Officer Jeffrey Wadleigh has been recognized as April's Officer of the Month by the TPD Operations Division Midtown. He proactively works on neighborhood problems alongside NCS detectives and was able to locate a person of interest in a burglary case by conducting a criminal records check.
Tucson Police Department Makes Headway in Auto Theft and Business Burglary Cases
Tucson Police Department's Operations Division East (ODE) has made progress in two cases. Firstly, ODE detectives have identified multiple suspects involved in the theft of Hyundais and Kias, leading to charges against nine suspects. They believe the same suspects are responsible for over 15 auto thefts.
Tucson fire crews quickly control alley fire
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Tucson firefighters worked fast to contain an alley fire this afternoon, June 6. The Tucson Fire Department says the fire started from a damaged gas meter in the 9600 block of East Sellarole Road. That’s south of Golf Links and east of Harrison. TFD...
AMO rescues injured woman from Southern Arizona Mountains
TUCSON, Ariz. —A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) air crew rescued a 37-year-old injured woman trapped within a Southern Arizona mountain range on Monday. Arizona Air Coordination Center received a 911 call from the injured Guatemalan woman, which led the Tucson Air Branch to...
CBP announces migrant arrests
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrests of more than a dozen migrants. CBP says Tucson Station agents arrested 15 migrants, including Edy Ruiz-Lopez after they tried to run away from a vehicle near Sasabe. CBP says Ruiz-Lopez has several felony convictions in Washington,...
Douglas Church Arson Suspect in Court for Detention Hearing
Eric Ridenour, a 58-year-old man accused of igniting fires in two historic Douglas churches, appeared in a Tucson Federal court on May 23 for a detention hearing. Currently facing arson charges, Ridenour is being held at Cochise County Jail. The May 22 fires caused significant damage to both churches, each over a century old. The motive for the arson remains unclear.
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