Tucson Police Department

  • Agency: Tucson Police Department
  • Address: 270 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, 85701 AZ
  • Chief: Roberto A Villasenor (Chief of Police)
Phone: (520) 791-4444
Fax: (520) 791-5491

Tucson Police Department is located at 270 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, 85701 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Roberto A Villasenor. The Tucson Police Department phone number is (520) 791-4444.

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The Department of Homeland Security is hosting an Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop on November 16, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Headquarters, located at 88 E Broadway Blvd, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The workshop is geared toward business leadership in our community interested in developing emergency preparedness and response plans to active shooters and violent encounters in the workplace. We are also reaching out to the religious community leaders to participate as well. Seating is limited, so we ask that a maximum of two attendees per organization register. Registration closes at noon on November 14, and can completed through the link below: https://www.govevents.com/details/24315/dhs-active-shooter-preparedness-workshop--tucson-az/

Just a reminder that tonight, Tucson Police Explorer Post #180 is hosting an Open House for anyone interested in learning more about our explorer program. Check it out - this is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in law enforcement!

FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION S. HOUGHTON RD. & E. SEVEN GENERATIONS WY. The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred yesterday evening on Tucson’s East Side. On November 3, 2017, at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of the Tucson Fire Department and officers from Operations Division East responded to a serious injury collision involving two vehicles at South Houghton Road and East Seven Generations Way. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire found one of the vehicles flipped over and fully engulfed in flames with the driver trapped inside. Fire fighters immediately began battling the fire and were able to extinguish the flames, but the adult male driver was sadly pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling northbound on Houghton Road at a high rate of speed. Witnesses on scene saw the Camaro weaving in and out of all three lanes of traffic and estimated his speed to be approximately 75-85mph. As the Camaro approached the intersection of East Seven Generations Way, it collided with the front end of a 1999 Toyota Camry that was southbound on Houghton Road intending to make a left (eastbound) turn. The Camaro flipped over and caught on fire. The Camry spun over to the eastside of Houghton and onto a dedicated walking path. The adult female driver of the Camry was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the collision. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center and is currently in critical, but stable condition. The driver of the Camaro was identified as 22-year-old Austin Ortiz. Next of kin has been notified. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2016 - 43 For 2017 - 55 Pedestrian - 11 Pedestrian - 24 Bicycle - 4 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 9 Motorcycle - 11

Come out to Kino Sports Complex for Cops & Rodders Tucson Car Show (hosted by Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation-SALEF) today until 4 PM. In addition to all the cars on display, TPD has several special units out with displays, including SWAT, K9, Bomb Squad, Air Support, and many others. We hope to see you there!

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE - HOMICIDE ARREST 1600 BLOCK OF N. HIGHLAND AVE. As detectives continued their investigation, they were able to identify 20-year-old Bernard Deshon Rayford as being involved in last month’s shooting and a felony warrant was obtained for his arrest. On November 3, 2017, officers from Operations Division South, along with members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force located Rayford inside of a residence on Tucson’s South Side. Rayford was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Pima County Jail on his felony arrest warrant for one count of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His booking photo is attached. Detectives with the Tucson Police Gang Unit are following up on leads in an attempt to identify and locate the additional suspects involved in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. __________________________________________ See the original Media Release below: The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on the west side of Tucson. On October 28, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block of North Highland Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims in front of a residence with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Both were treated on scene and then transported to a nearby hospital with life threatening injuries. Several hours after arriving at the hospital, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim is now stable and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Detectives with the Tucson Police Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that just before 1:00 a.m., four uninvited subjects arrived at a large house party and attempted to enter the residence. The subjects were told they could not enter and were not welcome at the party. An argument ensued outside between the uninvited subjects and people at the party. During the argument, the subjects fired several gunshots into the air and then fired shots at the partygoers, striking two of them. After firing the shots, the four subjects fled the scene. Based on information from witnesses, the subjects involved in the shooting appeared to be gang affiliated. They were described as four adult males, possibly Hispanic. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. Detectives are actively working leads in the case and are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The deceased victim has been identified as 25-year-old Peter Ortiz. Next of kin has been notified. Additional details will be released as they become available.

RETIREMENT OF TUCSON POLICE K9, "JR" On September 14, 2017, “JR”, the Tucson Police Explosives Ordinance Detection (EOD) K9 was retired after ten years of service to the department and residents of the City of Tucson. JR was born in September of 2005 and is a hunting bred, Black Labrador Retriever. He was originally in a Duck Hunting Retrieval Program in California and then went to an Explosive Detection K9 School in Wisconsin. He was hired by the Tucson Police Department in September of 2007. JR is a credentialed EOD certified K9 due to his completion of the ATF National Odor Recognition Training School. He passed all of the annual National Police Canine Explosive Certification processes and is also trained to detect firearms and shell casings. In JR’s ten years of service, he was deployed on approximately 1,200 missions to help keep the residents of Tucson safe from explosive hazards. JR was a common fixture and is well known by University of Arizona Football and Basketball fans for his work sweeping the area for danger at each of the home games. Since his retirement, he has already made several appearances at the police stations to say hello to his friends and former co-workers. JR plans to enjoy his retirement, which will include Sunday barbeque’s and family vacations with his handler, Officer Rob McCusker. Thank you JR for keeping us safe over the last decade.

VANDALISM / BURGLARY / ARSON ARRESTS AMPHITHEATER SCHOOLS The Tucson Police Department is currently investigating several reports of vandalism, burglary, and arson that occurred at four Tucson-area schools. These incidents are believed to have occurred in the late evening/early morning hours of October 28-29, 2017. Officers from Operations Division West (ODW) responded to the first report on October 29, 2017, at approximately 6:45 a.m. A custodian at Amphitheater Middle School, 315 East Prince Road, noticed several windows broken and called 911. As officers checked the school grounds, they could smell smoke coming from the library. The smoke was so thick inside the library that officers were unable to locate the origin of the fire. Tucson Fire Department personnel responded and were able to extinguish the fire. There was significant smoke and fire damage to the library, including a large number of books that were damaged or destroyed. Throughout the school grounds, multiple computers, windows, and a school vehicle were also damaged. Several electronic items from inside the school were stolen; one of the items was later recovered. On the morning of October 30, 2017, ODW officers responded to reports of vandalism at three additional schools. A staff member at Rillito Center School, 266 East Pastime Road, reported that two exterior drinking fountains and six window panes on a door were broken. It did not appear that entry was made into the building. A staff member at Amphitheater High School, 125 West Yavapai Road, reported damage to a ticket booth and security booth on the property. Officers also responded to a report of broken windows at Prince Elementary School located at 125 East Prince Road. It does not appear that entry was made at either of those schools. Operations Division West Neighborhood Crimes Detectives continued the investigation. An exact dollar amount of the damages is not yet known, however, initial estimates are over $200,000. Detectives were able to identify three suspects, a 12-year-old male, a 13-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male. The 12 and 13-year-olds are former students at Amphitheater Middle School and the 15-year-old is a current student of Amphitheater High School. All three were arrested and booked into the Pima County Juvenile Corrections Center on the following charges: one count of Burglary in the Third Degree (a class four felony), one count of Aggravated Criminal Damage (a class four felony), and one count of Arson of an Occupied Structure (a class two felony). Because the defendants are juveniles, their names and booking photos are not available for release. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You can remain anonymous.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 1000 BLOCK OF W. COLORADO ST. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating an early morning homicide that took place on Tucson’s west side. On November 1, 2017, at approximately 12:20 a.m., the Tucson Police Department received a 911 call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1000 block of West Colorado Street. The caller advised that the vehicle had been parked in the roadway for about an hour with the headlights on and the engine running. Officers from Operations Division West responded to the area and located the vehicle. As they approached, officers found an adult male victim in the front passenger seat with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Shortly after arrival, officers pronounced the victim deceased on scene. The vehicle involved was a reported stolen vehicle from several weeks ago. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. Detectives are actively working leads in the case, but are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Jose Ramon Lopez. Next of kin has been notified. Additional details will be released as they become available.

The Tucson Police Explorer Post #180 will be hosting an open house on Monday, November 6th from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the TPD Rillito Substation auditorium, located at 1310 W Miracle Mile. Interested applicants (and their parent/guardian, if applicable) are invited to attend this meeting to meet some of our current TPD Explorers and their advisors. They can also ask questions and learn more about some of the opportunities available to them. See the attached picture for the minimum requirements. More information can also be found on their Facebook page, Tucson Police Explorer Post #180.

Halloween Safety Tips from the Tucson Police Department Parents, Motorists & Trick-or-Treaters, please take a quick moment to review some simple safety tips and reminders to keep this Halloween safe and accident free. We hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - 1600 N. HIGHLAND AVE. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on the west side of Tucson. On October 28, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block of North Highland Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims in front of a residence with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Both were treated on scene and then transported to a nearby hospital with life threatening injuries. Several hours after arriving at the hospital, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim is now stable and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Detectives with the Tucson Police Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that just before 1:00 a.m., four uninvited subjects arrived at a large house party and attempted to enter the residence. The subjects were told they could not enter and were not welcome at the party. An argument ensued outside between the uninvited subjects and people at the party. During the argument, the subjects fired several gunshots into the air and then fired shots at the partygoers, striking two of them. After firing the shots, the four subjects fled the scene. Based on information from witnesses, the subjects involved in the shooting appeared to be gang affiliated. They were described as four adult males, possibly Hispanic. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. Detectives are actively working leads in the case and are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The deceased victim has been identified as 25-year-old Peter Ortiz. Next of kin has been notified. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Today marks the anniversary of TPD's 5th fallen officer, Officer James Smith.Officer James Smith EOW 10/28/80. Officer Smith was killed in the line of duty 37 years ago today. Officer Smith made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Tucson. His service will not be forgotten.

Today marks the anniversary of TPD's 4th fallen officer, Officer Barry Headricks. Officer Barry Headricks EOW 10/28/74. Officer Headricks was killed in the line of duty 43 years ago today. Officer Headricks made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Tucson. His service will not be forgotten.

***LOCATED*** Missing 78-year-old Francisco Arvizu has been located. On October 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., family members located Mr. Arvizu standing near a residence in the area of South 6th Avenue and East 27th Street, about 4 miles from his home. Officers from Operations Division South and members of the Tucson Fire Department met with Mr. Arvizu who appeared to be in good health. The Tucson Police Department would like to thank the community and local media for sharing information about this incident, along with everyone who assisted with the search effort. Thankfully, Mr. Arvizu is now home safe with his family. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ***SILVER ALERT*** MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT 78-YEAR-OLD FRANCISCO ARVIZU The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 78-year-old Francisco Arvizu who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. On October 27, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Mr. Arvizu walked away from his residence in the 5800 block of South 1st Avenue. He was last spotted at 6:00 p.m. near West Valencia Road and South 12th Avenue at the USA Pawn & Jewelry Store. He does not have a phone and family members have not spoken with him since he left. Mr. Arvizu is described as a Hispanic male, 5’4, 140 pounds, with white/gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater, blue jeans and brown shoes. If you see Mr. Arvizu or have any information on his possible whereabouts, please call 911 immediately.

SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE AND BODY-WORN CAMERA VIDEO FROM OCTOBER 18TH OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING On October 18, 2017, officers from the Tucson Police Department's Operations Division East responded to the 2400 block of North Pantano Road for a report of an armed robbery with multiple gunshots fired. Officers were able to locate a suspect nearby, who fired at officers as they approached his position. Gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and officers. The suspect was pronounced deceased on-scene. He was identified as 35-year-old Daniel Spear. Additional information about the incident can be found in the original media release that was posted last week: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonPoliceDepartment/photos/a.10150205276693531.307826.91556588530/10154978688393531/?type=3&theater The attached video shows surveillance footage from the Auto Wash Express, located at 7811 East Tanque Verde Road. The video is shown from multiple angles, and body-worn camera audio is added to one part of the video that provides additional insight into the incident. In addition, two different body-worn camera videos are included that show officers searching for, and ultimately locating the suspect, where gunfire was exchanged. The end of the video shows a previous booking photo of 35-year-old Daniel Spear, a picture of the shotgun he fired at officers and a picture of the handgun he was carrying. That handgun was stolen from the victim’s vehicle during the initial armed robbery.

The Tucson Police Department's Robbery Unit is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects who were involved in a robbery. Two males entered the Circle K located at 10290 E Speedway Blvd. Suspect #1 had a large garbage bag, which they filled with cigarettes, cigars, and liquor. Suspect #2 punched the clerk as they left and threatened to harm him if he tried to stop them or if he called police. Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, 6'00" tall, medium build in his mid-20's, wavy hair and a thin mustache. Suspect #2 is described as an Unknown race male, 5'10", medium build, with a boonie hat and purple bandana covering his face. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You can remain anonymous.

TPD RECEIVES DUI ABATEMENT COUNCIL IMPAIRED DRIVER ENFORCEMENT GRANT The Tucson Police Department is proud to announce the acceptance of a $55,000 grant from the @DUI Abatement Council through the @Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The Tucson Police Department Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit was recently awarded a $55,000 grant from the Driving Under The Influence Abatement Council under direction of the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Director Alberto Gutier. This grant will provide overtime expenses to enhance DUI enforcement efforts throughout the city of Tucson. The additional officers on the roadways will participate in high visibility DUI deployments and saturation patrols with an emphasis on the holidays and weekend nights. The goal of these deployments and saturation patrols is to increase the awareness of motorists regarding the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be impaired from driving and investigate DUI offenses to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road. Through this funding, the Tucson Police Department will continue to join with other participating law enforcement agencies in twenty three planned weekend DUI deployments and saturation patrols as part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force in 2017 and 2018. The Tucson Police Department would like to thank the DUI Abatement Council and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for their continued support. The additional funding will assist our department with providing the much-needed enforcement in the continued effort to combat impaired driving.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION 2700 BLOCK OF NORTH STONE AVENUE The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred earlier today on Tucson’s Westside. On October 22, 2017, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers from Operations Division West and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury motorcycle collision in the area of North Stone Avenue and West Glenn Street. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire personnel attempted to treat the adult male motorcyclist, but sadly, he was pronounced deceased on scene shortly after their arrival. Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that the motorcyclist was traveling on a 2001 Honda VT2 when he exited a bar parking lot on the west side of North Stone Avenue. As the motorcyclist attempted to cross two southbound lanes of traffic to head north, he was struck by a 2011 Ford Escape that was traveling southbound in the median lane. The driver of the Ford remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. No signs of impairment were detected from the driver of the Ford and speed does not appear to be a factor. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and alcohol appears to be a contributing factor. The identity of the motorcyclist is currently being withheld, pending next of kin notification. Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about the collision is encouraged to call 88-CRIME. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2016 - 43 For 2017 - 54 Pedestrian - 11 Pedestrian - 24 Bicycle - 4 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 9 Motorcycle - 11

Coffee with a Cop Tomorrow! Just a reminder that tomorrow morning is our next Coffee with a Cop. Please join our officers from Operations Division West at Mimi's Cafe (4420 N. Oracle Rd. - in the Tucson Mall parking lot) tomorrow from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! See you tomorrow! #coffeewithacop

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING 7811 EAST TANQUE VERDE ROAD The Tucson Police Department is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday evening on the northeast side of Tucson. On October 18, 2017, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to the 2400 block of North Pantano Road for a report of an armed robbery with multiple gunshots fired. Upon arrival, officers determined that the shooting took place in the northeast parking lot of East Tanque Verde Road and North Pantano Road in front of “Desert Sports & Fitness”. An off duty Tucson Police Officer was at the location when the shooting occurred. That officer immediately began moving citizens into the business for their safety and locked the doors. Responding officers located the victim and multiple witnesses. The victim advised he had been assaulted and robbed at gunpoint but was not struck by any gunfire. The suspects fled the parking lot before officers arrived. As additional officers were responding, officers on scene were providing suspect descriptions over the radio. An additional off duty officer in the area was listening to the call and observed a suspect matching one of the descriptions running westbound on Tanque Verde Road toward the “Auto Car Wash” (7811 E. Tanque Verde Rd.). As officers approached the car wash on foot, the suspect fired directly at them with a shotgun. The suspect then ran to an unmarked police vehicle in the same lot and got in to the driver’s seat, but no keys were in the vehicle. After a short time, the suspect exited the vehicle with the shotgun in his hand. He immediately began firing rounds in the direction of the officers on scene. Officers returned fire and the suspect was struck multiple times. Officers rendered first-aid to the suspect, however he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two officers sustained minor abrasions during the incident and were treated at the scene. The second suspect involved fled in a vehicle. A description of the vehicle and license plate were obtained and broadcast citywide over the police radio. Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 5600 block of East 1st Street and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was detained, but eventually released without charges. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit, Aggravated Assault Unit and sergeants with the Office of Professional Standards Unit responded to continue the investigation. The Homicide Unit and Aggravated Assault Unit are conducting the criminal investigation. The Office of Professional Standards is conducting a separate and parallel administrative investigation to examine the actions of department personnel. This is standard protocol in all officer-involved shootings. Additionally, representatives from the department’s Critical Incident Review Board (CIRB) were called to the scene in order to conduct an in depth review of the response to this incident. Based on information and evidence collected at the scene, detectives were able to determine that the suspect used ambush style tactics to engage the officers as they approached the car wash. In addition to the shotgun he was carrying, detectives located a handgun where he was hiding in the car wash. The suspect took the handgun from the victim during the armed robbery. The deceased suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Daniel Spear. Next of kin was notified. The officers who discharged their firearms are as follows: Officer Nathaniel Foster a 10-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Rafael Rodriguez a 6-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Carter Wingate a 4-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Matthew Kosmider a 3-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous.

Mark your calendars - This Saturday 10/21/17 is Missing in Arizona Day The Tucson Police Department is proud to participate in the 3rd Annual Missing in Arizona Day. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Law enforcement from all over the state will be on hand to take reports and gather information and identifiers from families of missing persons. The event will be held this Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Arizona State University West Campus (located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd, Glendale Arizona). What should you bring to Missing in Arizona Day? 1. Photographs – Please bring multiple photographs of your missing person. The photos should be as close to when the person went missing and depict how the person looked in their day to day life. If available, please bring photographs of tattoos, scars, or other identifying features. 2. Fingerprints – If available from an employer, military service, or criminal offense. You can also provide information on where the missing person was fingerprinted. 3. Medical records (to include dental and x-rays) - Information on prior broken bones or surgeries is helpful. 4. Documentation on the disappearance – Please bring any reports, newspaper articles, or timelines on the missing person. 5. Close biological relatives that are willing to provide a DNA sample to create a DNA profile for the missing person. A support group will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for family members with a missing loved one. Participation in the support group requires registration ahead of time (For reservations and information contact Detective Tony Rodante of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office at 602-876-3815 or email at t_rodarte@mcso.maricopa.gov) There will be a candle-lighting ceremony to honor the missing at 3:00 p.m. For more information please vising the Missing in Arizona Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AZmissing/

Media Release: Fatal Vehicle Collision - 2080 W. Speedway Blvd. ****UPDATE 10/16/17**** The driver has been identified as 18-year-old Ernesto Contreras. His next of kin has been notified. In addition, the remaining two females have been located and interviewed. They sustained minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing. ****The original media release is posted below**** On October 15, 2017, shortly before 5:15 a.m., officers from Operations Division West and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in 2000 block of W. Speedway Blvd. Upon arrival, they located an adult male with obvious injuries. He was pronounced deceased on scene. His identity is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. Officers were also advised approximately three to four others associated with the vehicle fled prior to police arrival. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a white 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix was eastbound on Speedway Blvd. at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and veered into the desert area on the south side of Speedway Blvd. The vehicle struck several trees and brush before rolling over and landing on the roof. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased on scene. The other occupants were picked up by another vehicle and left the scene. One adult male and one adult female have since been located and sustained minor injuries. Two females remain outstanding with unknown injuries. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this collision. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2016 - 43 For 2017 - 53 Pedestrian - 11 Pedestrian - 24 Bicycle - 4 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 9 Motorcycle - 10

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT - KNOW HER? ****UPDATE 10/16/17**** Thank you everyone. The female has been identified as Anna Thompson. Through a joint operation with the FBI, she was taken into custody in Wyoming. ****Original release posted below**** Robbery detectives with the Tucson Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in attempting to identify the pictured bank robbery suspect. On October 5, 2017, the suspect entered the Pyramid Federal Credit Union located at 5280 E. Grant Road and demanded money from the teller. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing from the bank. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female, 5'8-5'9, medium build, long dark hair and tattoos on her forearms. Anyone with information on the possible identity of the suspect is encouraged to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous.

Coffee with a Cop: October 21, 2017 Mark your calendars and join our officers from Operations Division West next week for Coffee with a Cop. When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 am to 10:00 am Where: Mimi's Cafe No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! We hope to see you there! #coffeewithacop

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - 75 N. 1st Ave. ****UPDATE 10/13/17**** Tucson Police Department detectives have continued their investigation into last night’s homicide that occurred at Iron Horse Park (75 N. 1st Ave.). Detectives have determined the shooting at Iron Horse Park and the unknown trouble call where a male with gunshot trauma was located at N. 4th Ave. and E. 9th St. are related. Detectives have been able to determine the male located at N. 4th Ave. and E. 9th St. was one of the outstanding suspects. He is still receiving care at a local area hospital. The other suspect remains outstanding. He was described as a Hispanic male, late teens, approximately 5’8” with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and red bandana. The detectives are requesting anyone with information to please call 911 or 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous). The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Nicholas Encalade. His next of kin has been notified. ****The original media release is posted below**** The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred last night at Iron Horse Park (75 N. 1st Ave.). On October 12, 2017, just after 7:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division West and the Downtown District, along with members of the Tucson Fire Department, responded to reports of shots heard near 75 N. 1st Ave. (Iron Horse Park). Upon arrival, they located an adult male in the park (near the mouth of the Rattlesnake Bridge) with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Paramedics immediately rendered aid and transported the male to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The male later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. His identity is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. Approximately fifteen minutes after the original call, the Tucson Police Department received a 911 call reporting an unknown trouble in the area of N. 4th Ave. and E. 9th St. Officers responded to that area and located an adult male with obvious gunshot trauma. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded and the male was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. At this time, it is unknown if the two incidents are related. Tucson Police Department detectives responded to both scenes to continue the investigation. Preliminary information has revealed that an adult male and an adult female had been visiting Iron Horse Park when they were approached by two unknown Hispanic males who demanded property from them. The male and female gave the men property but at one point, one of the Hispanic males produced a gun and shot the male victim. The female victim was not injured. Both Hispanic males fled on foot eastbound. The K-9 Unit and the Air Unit responded to assist with an extensive search but the Hispanic male suspects were not located. The suspect descriptions are as follows: • Suspect 1 – Hispanic male, 5’8”, 200lbs. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and dark blue shirt. He was armed with a gun. • Suspect 2 – Hispanic male, 5’8” with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and red bandana. No suspect information is available at this time reference the male found with the gunshot trauma at N. 4th Ave. and E. 9th St. The investigation is in the early stages and detectives are requesting anyone with information related to either of these incidents to please call 911 or 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous). Additional details will be released as they become available.