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.

Tucson Police Department News

Do you recognize these suspects? The Tucson Police Department's Robbery Unit are asking for the public's help with identifying two individuals wanted in an armed robbery. The two entered the Wienerschnitzel at 1481 S Alvernon and demanded money from the store and from a family with young children who were eating at the business. A handgun was displayed during the incident. If you have any information about this case, call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION WEST AJO WAY AND SOUTH MISSION ROAD On January 16, 2018, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers from Operations Division South and members of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to the area of West Ajo Way and South Mission Road for a report of a rollover collision involving a single vehicle. TFD personnel were the first to arrive on-scene and located a gray 1993 Toyota Pickup in the wash on the north side of Ajo Way just east of Mission Rd. An adult female was on the ground outside of the vehicle and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. An adult male (the driver) was inside the vehicle and was sadly pronounced deceased on-scene. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that the pickup was eastbound on Ajo Way in the median lane. The vehicle entered the intersection at Mission Road on a green light and continued eastbound in the westbound lanes of Ajo Way. After striking the northern curb and rolling into the wash, the adult female passenger was thrown from the vehicle. Detectives are investigating the possibility of the driver suffering a medical issue prior to the collision. Speed does not appear to be a factor. The driver has been identified as 60-year-old Guy Hanft Jr. Next of kin has been notified. The passenger’s condition has improved and she remains in the hospital in stable condition. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 0 Pedestrian - 0 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 0 For 2018 - 3 Pedestrian - 2 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 0

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SEXUAL ASSAULT 1201 N. PARK AVENUE ***UPDATE – JANUARY 14, 2018*** On January 13, 2018, around 10:40 p.m., a security guard working at Park Place Mall observed 26-year-old Carl Anthony Parris on their property. The security guard contacted a Tucson Police Department officer who was working at the mall. The security guard recognized Mr. Parris from social media posts with Mr. Parris’s photograph and information about this incident. Officers were able to positively identify and take Mr. Parris into custody without incident. Detectives with our Adult Sexual Assault Unit continued the investigation and he was later booked into the Pima County Jail for one count of kidnapping and six counts of sexual assault. See his booking photograph below.

UPDATE: ARMED BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT 4491 N. ORACLE ROAD (PYRAMID CREDIT UNION) Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Robbery Unit have made an arrest in an armed robbery that occurred on January 12, 2018. On January 13, an employee at a local-area hotel called 911 to report that they had spotted the suspect earlier in the day. He had attempted to check in at the hotel but ended up leaving the property without doing so. Later that day, the employee saw a social media post and recognized the suspect as the same male from earlier in the day. Officers from Operations Division West and detectives from our Robbery Unit began checking nearby hotels and motels and located the suspect. He was identified as 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs. He was later booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of armed robbery. Thank you to all who shared this info on social media; because of your efforts, we were able to make a quick arrest in this case. More information about this case can be found on our previous post here: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonPoliceDepartment/posts/10155208025743531

UPDATE: SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED Thank you to all the local media and the Tucson community who shared this info. A security guard at Park Place Mall saw the social media posts and observed Parris sleeping on their property. He alerted a TPD officer working at the mall and he is in custody. Detectives and officers are still working the case and we will have additional details, including charges and a current booking photograph, as they become available.

MEDIA RELEASE: SEXUAL ASSAULT - 1201 N. PARK AVE. SUSPECT - CARL ANTHONY PARRIS ***UPDATE***: SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED Thank you to all the local media and the Tucson community who shared this info. A security guard at Park Place Mall saw the social media posts and observed Parris sleeping on their property. He alerted a TPD officer working at the mall and he is in custody. Detectives and officers are still working the case and we will have additional details, including charges and a current booking photograph, as they become available. Original Media Release attached below. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 5:30 this morning at a housing complex in Midtown Tucson. On January 13, 2018, a female security guard reported that an unknown male physically and sexually assaulted her while she was conducting security checks inside of the complex located at 1201 N. Park Avenue. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Adult Sexual Assault Unit have been investigating the incident since it was first reported this morning. After speaking with the victim and collecting evidence from the scene, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 26-year-old Carl Anthony Parris. The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate Parris, who is described as an African American male, approximately 6’0 tall with a thin build and possible beard. He has multiple tattoos on his body, including the name “Diana” on the right side of his neck. Parris also has a dark colored mark on his forehead. Parris should be considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information about his possible whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately. Detectives are still in the early stages of the investigation, so details are limited. Additional details will be released as they become available. The victim was treated at a local hospital and is now with family members.

ARMED BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT 4491 N. ORACLE ROAD (PYRAMID CREDIT UNION) UPDATE: 01/14/18 Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Robbery Unit have made an arrest in an armed robbery that occurred on January 12, 2018. On January 13, an employee at a local-area hotel called 911 to report that they had spotted the suspect earlier in the day. He had attempted to check in at the hotel but ended up leaving the property without doing so. Later that day, the employee saw a social media post and recognized the suspect as the same male from earlier in the day. Officers from Operations Division West and detectives from our Robbery Unit began checking nearby hotels and motels and located the suspect. He was identified as 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs. He was later booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of armed robbery. Thank you to all who shared this info on social media; because of your efforts, we were able to make a quick arrest in this case. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the pictured suspect entered the Pyramid Credit Union located at 4491 N. Oracle Road. The suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the teller. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running from the bank on foot. He is described as a Caucasian male in his late 60's, approximately 6'0 tall with a thin build. Anyone with information about who this suspect may be is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

VIDEO OF SUSPECT SHOOTING AT OFFICERS AND VICTIM DURING A JANUARY 8, 2018 INVESTIGATION (SOUTHEAST TUCSON / RITA RANCH AREA) The Tucson Police Department is continuing an aggravated assault investigation from Monday, January 8, 2018. Operations Division East officers responded to an altercation involving a firearm. They located the reporting party and were getting details about the incident while standing in the parking lot of the Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash located at 7850 S. Rita Rd. While speaking with the reporting party, the suspect drove by on a dirt bike and fired shots from a handgun towards the officers and the victim. The below video shows the body-worn camera footage of three officers at the time of the incident. Two other officers were on-scene, but were speaking with other involved parties just behind the car wash. It is apparent from the video how close the rounds were to the victims. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident and officers were able to locate and apprehend the suspect. The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about the incident or the other people involved is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. For more information, see our previous media release here: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonPoliceDepartment/posts/10155201390188531

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - 5171 E. 29TH STREET The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that took place in Midtown Tucson yesterday evening. On January 8, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown responded to an apartment complex located at 5171 East 29th Street for multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police were directed to an apartment where an adult male was found inside with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Officers immediately began rendering first-aid until Tucson Fire personnel were able to take over medical treatment. Shortly after their arrival, the male was pronounced deceased on scene. As additional officers were responding, a second adult male with gunshot wounds was found on the ground at a neighboring apartment complex just west of the incident location. That male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. At the same time, additional callers reported an adult male with gunshot wounds at an apartment complex just east of the incident location. That male was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit and Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that several people were involved in an altercation at an apartment inside the complex located at 5171 E. 29th Street. During the altercation, gunfire was exchanged and three people were struck. Based on the initial investigation, the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence. At this time, no one has been charged in the shooting. Detectives were able to collect evidence and speak with witnesses at the scene, but they are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available. The deceased male was identified as 37-year-old Christopher Gentry. Next of kin has been notified.

SHOTS FIRED AT POLICE OFFICERS AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ARREST 7850 SOUTH RITA ROAD On January 8, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to a report of a fight involving a firearm. Officers located the victim, who reported that two known associates threatened him with a handgun and left in a vehicle. The victim and a total of five Tucson Police officers, all in uniform and driving marked patrol vehicles, were speaking with each other in front of the Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash located at 7850 S. Rita Rd. A short time later, the victim noticed a dirt bike approaching their location, occupied by two people. He believed that the occupants were the same suspects involved in the earlier incident. As they drove past on Rita Rd, the passenger fired several gunshots toward the officers and the victim, who took cover and did not return fire. Once they determined that everyone on-scene was not injured, they attempted to follow the suspects, but lost sight of them. The Tucson Police Department Air Unit arrived on-scene and checked on a residence associated with the suspects, located in the 9000 block of East Lippia Street. They located the dirt bike on the property along with two males and directed officers to the location. As officers approached, a vehicle left the residence and was stopped a short distance away. One of the occupants, 19-year-old Francisco Saucedo, was positively identified as the person who fired shots toward the five officers and victim. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department’s Aggravated Assault Unit and Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. They conducted interviews and collected evidence from the scene, which included shell casings and bullet fragments. They also located areas where bullets struck the car wash building, which were in close proximity to the victims. Saucedo was booked into the Pima County Jail on the following felony charges: five counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of drive-by shooting, and one count discharging a firearm within city limits. His booking photograph is attached. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Earlier this morning around 5:40 a.m., a Tucson Police Department Community Service Officer (CSO) was in a secure parking lot of our Westside Substation before the start of his shift. He noticed a vehicle driving towards one of the gates at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck and significantly damaged the gate, knocking it out of the track and sending it flying in the parking lot. Although he was in very close proximity to the incident, our CSO was fortunately not injured in the collision. He was able to direct responding officers to the scene, and they were able to take 51-year-old Michele Murphy into custody without incident. Detectives with our Operations Division West Neighborhood Crimes Unit, Traffic Unit, Aggravated Assault Unit, and Mental Health Support Team all responded to assist with the investigation. They were able to determine that this act was intentional, and was not an accidental traffic collision. Ms. Murphy was booked into the Pima County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage. Her booking photo is attached.

MEDIA RELEASE: ARMED ROBBERY/HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 702 WEST IRVINGTON ROAD The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a Robbery/Homicide that occurred on Tucson’s Southwest Side. On January 6, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to the 700 block of West Irvington Road for several reports of shots being fired in the area. As officers arrived on scene, they learned that the shooting was part of an armed robbery that occurred at 702 W. Irvington Road (Raspados Funland). One person was shot and transported to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Shortly after arrival, the victim was pronounced deceased. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Homicide Unit, Robbery Unit and Aggravated Assault Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that an unknown Hispanic male entered the business armed with a handgun. The suspect robbed the cashier, taking an undisclosed amount of money. As he was exiting the business, an armed customer confronted him. Multiple rounds of gunfire were exchanged between the suspect and the customer. During the incident, the customer’s father was struck by gunfire and was the victim who later died at the hospital. The customer was not injured. The suspect fled eastbound from the business and was not located. It is not certain if he was injured. The deceased victim was identified as 61-year-old Anthony Quintela. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives spoke with multiple witnesses that were on scene when the shooting took place. They are urging anyone else with information about the Robbery/Homicide to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

MURDER/SUICIDE INVESTIGATION 160 NORTH PANTANO ROAD The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating an apparent murder/suicide that occurred on Tucson’s East Side. On January 6, 2018, at approximately 8:20 a.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to 160 N. Pantano Road for a report of a deceased female found inside of an apartment. Family members called police after locating their relative inside of the home. As police were responding, a second call was received from family indicating that the deceased female’s boyfriend was found unresponsive inside of his vehicle in the apartment complex. When officers arrived, they located the male sitting in his vehicle with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased on scene and was not transported. Officers then entered the apartment where they located an adult female with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The female was also pronounced deceased on scene and was not transported. The deceased female was identified as 52-year-old Yolanda Eberts. The deceased male was identified as 48-year-old Bryant Smith. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that Bryant and Yolanda were in a relationship and living together in the apartment where the shooting took place. Although they are still in the early stages of the investigation, it appears that Bryant shot Yolanda before taking his own life. It is uncertain at this time as to when the shooting actually occurred and detectives are trying to determine what led up to the shooting. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

The Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) is hosting a free screening of the movie "I am Jane Doe" at The Loft Cinema. It will be shown January 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM and will include a panel discussion. The movie chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage .com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice (www.iamjanedoefilm.com). One of the members attending the panel discussion is Erik Bauer, an attorney who represented the victims that sued Backpage .com. Seats are limited, so if you are interested in attending, please reserve a spot here: http://bit.ly/2lXnRSR

MEDIA RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 100 BLOCK OF WEST BILBY ROAD The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that took place early this morning on Tucson’s South Side. On January 1, 2018, just after 4:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to the 100 block of West Bilby Road in reference to multiple reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim lying in the roadway with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that the victim was in the neighborhood with his adult brother when the shooting took place. The victim’s brother was not injured during the shooting. Detectives have spoken with the bother about the events that led up to the incident; however, details are limited while detectives continue to follow up on leads. Additional details will be released as they become available. There are currently no suspects in custody. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Manuel Valenzuela. Next of kin has been notified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

REMEMBER, CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE IS DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL!!! Celebratory gunfire remains a big problem in many cities, particularly on New Year's Eve. Sadly, it often has tragic results when innocent people are struck by falling bullets and are seriously injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land somewhere. Recklessly discharging a firearm within the city limits is a felony. The Gun Crimes Task Force, comprised of Tucson Police Officers and members of ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives), will investigate all criminal gun activity. If you see someone discharging or preparing to discharge a firearm in the city limits, please call 911 immediately. Help keep this New Year's weekend a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone.

IMPAIRED DRIVER ENFORCEMENT NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY DEPLOYMENT The Tucson Police Department Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit will have increased DUI enforcement efforts this New Year’s holiday weekend as part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force. Starting December 29, 2017, through December 31, 2017, officers from the Tucson Police Department will conduct high visibility DUI deployments throughout the community. Along with other participating law enforcement agencies from Southern Arizona, the Tucson Police Department will deploy additional officers and resources in DUI saturation patrols. The goal of the 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 roadway. These saturation patrols are an important component in the Tucson Police Department’s continued effort to combat impaired driving and reduce injuries and deaths. This DUI deployment is the 14th designated weekend DUI deployment the Tucson Police Department will participate in this year as part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force. Funding was made available through a grant awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the purpose of conducting DUI saturation patrols and DUI Task Force operations. The Tucson Police Department would like to remind drivers to stay sober. Anyone choosing to consume alcohol is encouraged to utilize a designated sober driver, taxicab or ride-share service to avoid putting lives at risk. Driving under the influence is against the law and 100% preventable. Please, make the right choice to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s holiday.

POLICE IMPERSONATOR On December 19, 2017, officers from Operations Division South responded to a suspicious activity call where a male stopped and searched three victims and handcuffed one of them. The suspect identified himself as an undercover law enforcement officer and had a red and blue flashing visor light on a white 4-door sedan that he was driving. Detectives from the Counter Narcotics Alliance were able to identify the suspect. The suspect was located at a residence in Oro Valley. The vehicle and several items used during the incident were located during the service of a search warrant. Inside the vehicle, detectives located a forward-facing dashboard camera. The incident that was reported to TPD was documented on that video. In addition, several other similar stops that occurred earlier in the day were also recorded. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of kidnapping and impersonating a law enforcement officer. Additional charges are pending. Attached is a video documenting part of the incidents from December 19. Detectives are uncertain at this point if the suspect committed additional offenses prior to this date. Detectives are asking anyone who may have been stopped or pulled over by a similar unmarked vehicle to call (520) 719-2002 ext. 723. The suspect carried a handheld scanner on his belt, a radio earpiece, and an expandable baton. He was driving a white 4-door sedan with red and blue flashing lights installed near the visor of the front windshield. We have blurred the faces of the victims and the license plates of the vehicles involved. We have also blurred the suspect’s face and are withholding his identity for the time being as we believe there may be additional victims that our detectives would like to interview. The Tucson Police Department does have plain clothes officers working in unmarked vehicles and they do occasionally conduct traffic stops. If you do not believe that you are being stopped by a legitimate police officer, you can call 911. All officers carry a badge and police identification with them. You can ask for their name, badge number, and department identification. 911 can verify the name and badge number of the officer.

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas! A special thanks to all those who have to work today, especially our first responders and members of the military. 🎄🎅

FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION W. SWEETWATER DR. AND N. SILVERBELL RD. On December 22, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers from Operations Division West and members of the Northwest Fire District responded to a serious injury collision near the intersection of West Sweetwater Drive and North Silverbell Road. Upon arrival, officers located multiple vehicles involved in the collision. One driver was transported with life threatening injuries and two others were transported with minor injuries. Traffic Detectives with the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a white 2009 Acura had been traveling eastbound on W. Sweetwater Drive at a high rate of speed. The Acura struck the rear end of another eastbound vehicle about a quarter of a mile west of N. Silverbell Road. That collision caused the other vehicle to leave the roadway and roll down an embankment into a ditch. The driver of that vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The Acura continued eastbound and passed another vehicle at approximately 80 mph in the westbound lanes of traffic. The Acura then drove through the red light at the intersection of W. Sweetwater and N. Silverbell and entered the parking lot of the Pima Animal Care Center without slowing down. The Acura struck four parked vehicles, causing those vehicles to be pushed into others, before finally coming to rest. One of those four vehicles was occupied and the driver of that vehicle was transported with minor injuries. The driver of the Acura was transported to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries. At least nine vehicles were damaged during the incident. On December 23, 2017, the driver of the Acura died from injuries sustained during the collisions. He was identified as 59-year-old Edward Robert Lopez. Next of kin has been notified. Speed was an obvious factor in the collision; however, there were no signs of impairment. Detectives are trying to determine if Mr. Lopez was having a medical emergency that may have caused the collision. Additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities year to date: For 2016 - 50 For 2017 - 60 Pedestrian - 15 Pedestrian - 25 Bicycle - 4 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 10 Motorcycle - 14

FATAL PEDESTRIAN COLLISION WEST CANADA STREET AND SOUTH 12TH AVENUE The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred last night on Tucson’s South Side. On December 23, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division South and members of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to a collision involving a pedestrian at West Canada Street and South 12th Avenue. TFD rendered aid to an adult female pedestrian who was lying in the roadway, and she was transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, she passed away shortly after arrival at the hospital. She has been identified as 25-year-old Jimena Jimenez. Next of kin has been notified. Tucson Police Traffic Detectives responded to continue the investigation. Based on evidence at the scene and witness statements, they were able to determine that a 2006 BMW sedan was northbound on 12th Avenue in the median lane. As the driver approached Canada St, Ms. Jimenez, who was walking eastbound across 12th Avenue, stepped in front of the vehicle. She was not in or near a crosswalk. The driver was unable to stop or otherwise avoid Ms. Jimenez, and she was struck in the roadway. The driver of the BMW remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was not impaired at the time of the collision, and detectives are working to determine if speed was a factor. It is unknown at this time if Ms. Jimenez was impaired. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests or citations have been issued at this time. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2016 - 50 Pedestrian - 15 Bicycle - 4 Motorcycle - 10 For 2017 - 60 Pedestrian - 25 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 14

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 1500 BLOCK OF WEST CALLE GUADALAJARA On December 23, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers from Operations Division South and members of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to a report of an unconscious pregnant female in a residence located within the 1500 block of West Calle Guadalajara. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim with obvious gunshot trauma. TFD personnel rendered aid and transported her to a local-area hospital. Shortly after arrival, she was sadly pronounced deceased. She has been identified as 19-year-old Jasmine Vega. Next of kin has been notified. Ms. Vega was approximately six months pregnant. Hospital staff were able to successfully deliver her unborn child, who is currently being treated at the hospital. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department’s Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that Ms. Vega, along with several other people, were asleep inside the residence at the time of the incident. Others were awoken to Ms. Vega screaming and she later became unresponsive. They called 911 and when officers arrived on-scene, they observed several projectile holes in the walls of the residence. Additional evidence indicated that multiple shots were fired towards the residence from the exterior. Detectives are investigating whether the gunfire targeted specific individuals inside the residence. The other occupants were not injured in the incident. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION EAST GOLF LINKS ROAD AND SOUTH WILMOT ROAD The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred earlier this month on Tucson’s East Side. On December 10, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division East and members of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to a report of a serious injury collision involving a single motorcycle at the intersection of East Golf Links Road and South Wilmot Road. TFD personnel were the first to arrive on-scene and rendered aid to the motorcyclist. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Tucson Police Traffic Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They determined that a 2006 Honda Sport motorcycle quickly exited a private lot and headed north on Wilmot Road, just north of the intersection of Golf Links and Wilmot. The motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle, struck a raised median, and crashed into the middle lane of northbound Wilmot. It appears that both speed and alcohol were factors in the collision. In addition, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, although there was one on his motorcycle. The motorcyclist remained at Banner UMC in critical condition after the collision. On December 16, 2017, he was pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the collision. He has been identified as 40-year-old Manuel Herrera Jr. Next of kin has been notified. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2016 - 49 Pedestrian - 14 Bicycle - 4 Motorcycle - 10 For 2017 - 59 Pedestrian - 24 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 14

ARMED ROBBERY ARREST Yesterday, members of the Tucson Police Department arrested an individual involved in two attempted and one successful robbery. Two of the incidents occurred at nearby establishments on December 7th and 8th. On December 20, the same suspect attempted to rob the Compass Bank at 5045 E Broadway. A witness was able to provide officers with a vehicle description and a partial license plate. As Operations Division Midtown officers responded to the scene and circulated the area, one of our officers from our K9 Unit was able to identify a nearby residential address where the suspect vehicle may be located. Officers responded to that location and located the suspect vehicle. They also contacted and subsequently arrested the suspect involved in all three of these incidents. He was identified as 32-year-old Kyle Reid. Evidence obtained at that location matched the disguise that Mr. Reid used during the robberies. In all three of the incidents, Mr. Reid wore a blond/gray wig, gloves, large women’s sunglasses, and heavy makeup (see the attached surveillance and booking photos). Our officers and detectives, working with witnesses, conducted exceptional police work and were able to locate, identify, and subsequently arrest Mr. Reid for his involvement in these crimes.