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

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. UPDATE/ARREST The Tucson Police Department Gang Unit detectives and officers from Operations Division East worked through the night and were able to identify one of the male suspects in the death of 34-year-old David Jimenez. Early this morning, the Tucson Police Department Field Response Unit (comprised of SWAT personnel) located and apprehended the suspect without incident. He has been identified as 33-year-old Cassius Brandon Mason. Mr. Mason was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail for 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping and Prohibited Possessor. His booking photograph has been provided. Detectives and officers continued the investigation throughout the day and were able to identify the additional male suspect as 29-year-old Jose Angel Alvarez. Mr. Alvarez had been booked into the Pima County Jail yesterday for unrelated charges. He was also charged with 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping and Prohibited Possessor related to the death of Mr. Jimenez. His booking photograph has been provided. The previous media release is posted below: The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon on the city’s East Side that turned fatal. On April 18, 2018, just before noon, officers from Operations Division East responded to a report of a shooting in a hotel room at 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with obvious gunshot trauma. Officers utilized their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and took over treatment of the male. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center but later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified as 34-year-old David Jimenez. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Gang Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Jimenez had been inside the hotel room with friends and met with other males regarding a drug transaction. At some point, an altercation occurred and gunfire was exchanged. The males fled the room and remain outstanding. The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH Did you know, every 11 minutes a person receives an autism diagnosis? Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Employees with the Tucson Police Department have been out showing their support for National Autism Awareness Month. The goal is to simply show the acceptance, awareness and appreciation for the uniqueness of all people and bring to light the thousands of people facing an autism diagnosis each year. Great job to everyone showing their support with ribbons, signs, pictures etc. For more information about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and their families, visit the links below. Autism Society of Southern Arizona Autism Society of America

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon on the city’s East Side that turned fatal. On April 18, 2018, just before noon, officers from Operations Division East responded to a report of a shooting in a hotel room at 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with obvious gunshot trauma. Officers utilized their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and took over treatment of the male. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center but later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified as 34-year-old David Jimenez. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Gang Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Jimenez had been inside the hotel room with friends and met with other males regarding a drug transaction. At some point, an altercation occurred and gunfire was exchanged. The males fled the room and remain outstanding. The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Media Release: Fatal Pedestrian Collision - W. Valencia Rd. and S. Santa Clara Ave. On April 14, 2018, just after 3:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division South and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision involving a pedestrian on W. Valencia Rd., west of S. Santa Clara Ave. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult male in the roadway and a female performing CPR on him. Officers took over CPR until paramedics arrived on scene. The Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and continued treatment of the male. He was transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as 25-year-old Moises Virgen. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation. They learned Mr. Virgen was crossing W. Valencia Rd. northbound, just west of S. Santa Clara Rd. wearing dark clothing. He was not in a crosswalk. The driver of a blue 2012 Chevy Silverado truck was westbound on Valencia Rd. in the median lane and did not see Mr. Virgen before striking him. The driver remained on scene and called 911. Neither speed nor impairment appears to be a factor in this collision related to the driver of the Chevy. The investigation is ongoing and no citations or arrests have been made at this time. Additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 20 For 2018 - 20 Pedestrian - 11 Pedestrian - 9 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 5 Motorcycle – 2

HOMICIDE UPDATE / ARREST 8100 BLOCK OF E. 20TH STREET An arrest has been made in the April 6, 2018 murder of 51-year-old Jesus Castro. When officers responded to the original drive-by shooting call on April 6, 2018, the Tucson Police Department received an additional call about a vehicle fire in the same neighborhood. Officers discovered a gold Toyota Sequoia engulfed in flames in an alley near East Kenyon Drive and South Sherwood Village Drive. That location is only a few residential streets from the shooting scene. The vehicle on fire matched the description of the vehicle involved in the drive-by shooting. Detectives processed the vehicle and collected evidence from both scenes. On April 9, 2018, Tucson Police Gang Detectives learned that an individual by the name of Anthony Fimbres purchased the Toyota Sequoia just prior to the drive-by shooting. Detectives located Fimbres the same day and spoke with him about the homicide. A search warrant was conducted at Fimbres’ residence where detectives collected additional evidence. After the interview and search warrant, 47-year-old Anthony Fimbres was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault w/a Deadly Weapon, one count of Discharging a Firearm at a Residential Structure and one count of Prohibited Possessor. His booking photograph is attached below. Additional suspects are believed to be involved in the shooting. Detectives are continuing their investigation and are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. _______________________________ ***See original Media Release below: April 6, 2018 The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred yesterday on Tucson’s East Side. On April 6, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to a residence in the 8100 block of East 20th Street for reports of a drive-by shooting. Upon arrival, officers located three adult males in front of the residence. Two of the males were bleeding heavily from obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The third male was not injured. Officers immediately began rendering first aid until it was safe for Tucson Fire personnel to move into the scene. Tucson Fire then took over medical treatment and transported the victims to a local area hospital. Shortly after arrival, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. He was identified as 51-year-old Jesus Castro. Next of kin has been notified. The second victim, Castro’s son, sustained serious injuries and is currently in stable condition at the hospital. The Tucson Police Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. Detectives were able to determine that Castro was sitting in his truck on E. 20th Street, speaking to his two sons that were standing in the front yard. During their conversation, a vehicle pulled up next to Castro’s truck. Occupants inside of the vehicle opened fire on Castro and his sons with what appeared to be an assault rifle and a handgun. The vehicle then sped away from the scene. Based on information gathered, it appears the shooting was not random and that the suspects were specifically targeting the victims. Although the Tucson Police Gang Unit is investigating this incident, it does not appear to be gang related. The Gang Unit is responsible for investigating all drive-by related shootings. There are no suspects in custody at this time. Detectives are currently following up on leads and are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

DO YOU KNOW THESE ROBBERY SUSPECTS? Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Robbery Unit are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the pictured male and female. Detectives began investigating a robbery that occurred at 1602 E. Broadway (Circle K) where the male suspect entered the store and approached the clerk while displaying a knife. The male demanded money from the clerk while the female began stealing cigarettes. The male also stole cigarettes before the two fled the area. As detectives continued their investigation, they learned the pair have been involved in at least nine other similar incidents around town. Thankfully, no one has been injured in any of these incidents. The male is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, 20's, 5'10", and 180lbs. The female is described as a light-skinned Hispanic female, 20's, 5'6" and 140lbs. If you know the identity of either of these two suspects, have information on their whereabouts or have information on any of these incidents, please call 88-CRIME. If you see either of these two suspects you are asked to call 911 immediately and DO NOT approach.

Media Release: Fatal Injury Involving a Motor Vehicle - 5600 Block of E. 28th St. On April 8, 2018, around 3:48 a.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to an unknown trouble call in the 5600 block of E. 28th St. Upon arrival, they located an adult male in the roadway with obvious injury. Officers immediately began rendering aid and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the male to Banner University Medical Center with severe head injuries. On April 11, 2018, detectives were notified the male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified at 32-year-old Robert E. Hernandez. Next of kin was with him at his time of passing. The on scene investigation revealed Mr. Hernandez and another adult male had been in a physical altercation in a driveway in the 5600 block of E. 28th St. The male and an adult female entered a black Chevy Silverado pickup truck to leave the area. Mr. Hernandez continued attempting to assault the male, while standing at the driver’s side door. The male then began to drive away and Mr. Hernandez was hanging onto the outside of the vehicle. He was dragged for a short distance before falling from the truck. Mr. Hernandez struck his head on the paved roadway. The driver left the area but was later located by officers from Operations Division West. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to please call 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous). Additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 18 For 2018 - 18 Pedestrian - 10 Pedestrian - 8 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 5 Motorcycle – 2

HOMICIDE UPDATE/ARREST E. 8TH STREET & N.PARK AVENUE As detectives continued their investigation into the death of 33-year-old Gary Lavier, multiple witnesses and items of evidence were located. They learned that on the morning of the homicide, a fire was set in a wash area near the incident location and items of evidence were burned. The fire not only destroyed evidence, but it also burned a tent and camp area where people were residing in the wash. Recently, detectives received information that a subject by the name of Daniel Wolfley had been talking to friends and associates about his involvement in the murder and fire. On April 10, 2018, officers located 40-year-old Daniel Wolfley near the downtown area and took him into custody. After speaking with Wolfley, he was booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder, Arson of an Occupied Structure and Tampering with Physical Evidence. His booking photograph is attached. ***See details from the original Media Release below: April 6, 2018 The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on Tucson’s west side. On April 6, 2018, just before 1:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to the intersection of East 8th Street and North Park Avenue for a report of an injured person in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on the ground that was bleeding heavily from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. Officers immediately began rendering aid to the victim until Tucson Fire took over medical treatment. There was an adult female at the scene that was also bleeding from an apparent head injury. She is the sister of the male victim. Tucson Fire transported both victims to Banner University Medical Center for further treatment. Shortly after arrival, the adult male passed away from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The female victim had significant injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. The deceased victim was identified as 33-year-old Gary Lavier. Next of kin has been notified. Tucson Police Homicide Detectives responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that the incident did not occur at the intersection. Mr. Lavier and his sister were with an unknown male in a nearby alley. While in the alley, an altercation occurred between the three individuals. During the altercation, Mr. Lavier was stabbed and his sister was assaulted. They both ran from the scene and ended up a short distance away at E. 8th St. and N. Park Ave. The suspect fled before police arrived on scene. Detectives are currently following up on leads in the case, 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.

MEDIA RELEASE: OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING 850 E. FT. LOWELL ROAD The Tucson Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early this morning on Tucson’s West Side. On April 10, 2018, just before 9:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division West were dispatched to the Ace Cash Express (850 E. Ft. Lowell Road) for a report of an armed robbery. While responding to the scene, officers received information that the suspect was still inside of the business and was possibly holding a female employee hostage. Shortly after arriving on scene, the suspect exited the front door with an undisclosed amount of money taken from the business. Officers began giving commands to the suspect, but he refused to cooperate. During the interaction, the suspect pulled out a handgun and one officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. Officers immediately began rendering aid utilizing their individual first-aid kits. Tucson Fire personnel then transported the suspect to a local area hospital where he later died from his injuries. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Mark Powell. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Violent Crimes Section and sergeants with the Office of Professional Standards responded to continue the investigation. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Section are conducting the criminal portion of the 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 will evaluate the response to this incident. Although details are limited at this time, additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The officer involved in the shooting was Officer Jeffrey Stover, a 23-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.

Wanted Home Invasion Suspect Arrested The Tucson Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance in identifying a male wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery of an elderly female. Information was put out to the public last Saturday regarding a home invasion robbery in the 5100 block of S. Liberty Ave. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Home Invasion Unit received a tip on the possible identity of the male. The detectives followed up on that lead and continued the investigation. They identified the male as 29-year-old Jonathan Huskey. On April 9, 2018, with the assistance of the US Marshal’s Wanted Task Force, Huskey was located in Tucson and taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail on the following charges: - Aggravated Assault - Robbery - Aggravated Robbery - Kidnapping - Burglary 1st Degree - Forgery - Theft of a Credit Card **** The original release is posted below**** KNOW HIM? DETECTIVES NEED YOUR HELP Tucson Police Detectives are seeking the public's assistance with attempting to identify the pictured suspect. On March 23, 2018, a home invasion robbery occurred in the 5100 block of S. Liberty Ave. Two suspects forced entry into the home and took cash and credit cards from an elderly female victim. Later that same day, the pictured suspect used the stolen credit cards at several different locations in town. The suspect is described as a White male, 5'7 to 5'9, 150 pounds, with a tattoo on his neck and tattoos on his right arm. Anyone with information about who this suspect may be is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - W. 20th St. and S. Farmington Rd. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting on Tucson’s Southwest Side. On April 6, 2018, at approximately 1:14 a.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to reports of shots heard in the area of W. 20th St. and S. Farmington Rd. Upon arrival, they located an adult male inside a maroon 2007 Hyundai coupe with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Officers immediately began rendering aid and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the male to Banner University Medical Center with serious injuries. On April 8, 2018, the male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified as 36-year-old Roberto Varela. Next of kin was notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Aggravated Assault Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They collected evidence and interviewed witnesses. They learned a black coupe was seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting. Neither the vehicle, nor suspects have been identified at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are urging anyone with information on this incident to please call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You CAN remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT 67-YEAR-OLD RICHARD PECKTOL ****UPDATE 04/09/18, 2:52 p.m.**** Mr. Pecktol has been located SAFE. He was found at an old residence in the 1600 block of E. Blacklidge. The owner recognized him and knew he was missing from the news reports. Thank you everyone for keeping an eye out. He is being returned to staff now. ****Original post below:**** The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with attempting to locate 67-year-old Richard Pecktol. Mr. Pecktol is diagnosed with Dementia and lives at an adult care facility in the 3600 block of E. Lee St. (near E. Pima St. and N. Dodge Blvd). He was last seen at the facility around 6:45 a.m. He does take medication and missed his morning dose. Mr. Pecktol is described as a White male, 5'10,150 pounds with shoulder length gray hair and hazel eyes. He also has some facial hair. He was possibly wearing a gray hooded jacket and pants. Mr. Pecktol will most likely be on foot. He does not know how to use public transportation. If you see Mr. Pecktol or have information on his possible whereabouts,please call 911.

KNOW HIM? DETECTIVES NEED YOUR HELP Tucson Police Detectives are seeking the public's assistance with attempting to identify the pictured suspect. On March 23, 2018, a home invasion robbery occurred in the 5100 block of S. Liberty Ave. Two suspects forced entry into the home and took cash and credit cards from an elderly female victim. Later that same day, the pictured suspect used the stolen credit cards at several different locations in town. The suspect is described as a White male, 5'7 to 5'9, 150 pounds, with a tattoo on his neck and tattoos on his right arm. Anyone with information about who this suspect may be is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

MEDIA RELEASE: FATAL DRIVE-BY SHOOTING 8100 BLOCK OF E. 20TH STREET The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred yesterday on Tucson’s East Side. On April 6, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to a residence in the 8100 block of East 20th Street for reports of a drive-by shooting. Upon arrival, officers located three adult males in front of the residence. Two of the males were bleeding heavily from obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The third male was not injured. Officers immediately began rendering first aid until it was safe for Tucson Fire personnel to move into the scene. Tucson Fire then took over medical treatment and transported the victims to a local area hospital. Shortly after arrival, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. He was identified as 51-year-old Jesus Castro. Next of kin has been notified. The second victim, Castro’s son, sustained serious injuries and is currently in stable condition at the hospital. The Tucson Police Gang Unit responded to continue the investigation. Detectives were able to determine that Castro was sitting in his truck on E. 20th Street, speaking to his two sons that were standing in the front yard. During their conversation, a vehicle pulled up next to Castro’s truck. Occupants inside of the vehicle opened fire on Castro and his sons with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun. The vehicle then sped away from the scene. Based on information gathered, it appears the shooting was not random and that the suspects were specifically targeting the victims. Although the Tucson Police Gang Unit is investigating this incident, it does not appear to be gang related. The Gang Unit is responsible for investigating all drive-by related shootings. There are no suspects in custody at this time. Detectives are currently following up on leads and are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

MEDIA RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING 1300 BLOCK OF N. FALCON RIDGE DR. On April 4, 2018, shortly after 8:00 p.m., residents in the 1300 block of N. Falcon Ridge Drive called 911 to report a neighbor disturbance. It was reported that unknown family members were outside arguing in front of a residence and that one of them was armed with a gun. Officers from Operations Division West were dispatched to the scene. As officers arrived and approached the residence, they noticed two adult males, later identified as a father and son, struggling over a handgun. As they were giving commands to drop the weapon, the handgun was fired. One officer discharged his firearm, striking one of the subjects (the adult son). Officers immediately began rendering aid and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and took over medical treatment. The male was transported to a local area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured during the shooting. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Violent Crimes Section and sergeants with the Office of Professional Standards responded to continue the investigation. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Section are conducting the criminal portion of the 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) will evaluate the response to this incident. The officer involved in the shooting was Officer Gustavo Castro, a three and a half year veteran of the Tucson Police Department. The suspect is still receiving treatment at the hospital. His name and pending charges are being withheld until he is discharged. 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.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - E. 8TH ST. & N. PARK AVE. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on Tucson’s West Side. On April 6, 2018, just before 1:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to the intersection of East 8th Street and North Park Avenue for a report of an injured person in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on the ground that was bleeding heavily from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. Officers immediately began rendering aid to the victim until Tucson Fire took over medical treatment. There was an adult female at the scene that was also bleeding from an apparent head injury. She is the sister of the male victim. Tucson Fire transported both victims to Banner University Medical Center for further treatment. Shortly after arrival, the adult male passed away from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The female victim had significant injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. The deceased victim was identified as 33-year-old Gary Lavier. Next of kin has been notified. Tucson Police Homicide Detectives responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that the incident did not occur at the intersection. Mr. Lavier and his sister were with an unknown male in a nearby alley. While in the alley, an altercation occurred between the three individuals. During the altercation, Mr. Lavier was stabbed and his sister was assaulted. They both ran from the scene and ended up a short distance away at E. 8th St. and N. Park Ave. The suspect fled before police arrived on scene. Detectives are currently following up on leads in the case, 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.

Join us tomorrow from 7:00 - 5:00 as more than 500 athletes from Tucson and Southern Arizona participate in the Coronado Area Track & Field Competition. Representatives will be there to help carry in the Flame of Hope and throughout the day presenting medals and cheering on the athletes.

PROMOTION CEREMONY – APRIL 4, 2018 The Tucson Police Department held a ceremony on April 4, 2018, to recognize several members of the department who were recently promoted. Please join us in congratulating these members on their recent promotions and continuing service to Tucson! Promoting to Criminalist III - Joshua Lipay, Criminalist II Promoting to AFIS Supervisor - Bonnie Nelson, AFIS Tech Promoting to Sergeant - Det. Lisa Davila - Ofc. Benjamin Soltero - Det. Joey Wall - Ofc. Dan Bustamante - Det. Jack Julsing Promoting to Lieutenant - Sgt. James Brady - Sgt. Troy Perrin Promoting to Captain - Lt. Justin Lane

***UPDATE*** Alicia Felix Castaneda has been located and is with family members. Thank you to everyone who helped share this information on social media. ---------------------------------------------- MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT 78-YEAR-OLD ALICIA FELIX CASTANEDA The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with attempting to locate 78-year-old Alicia Felix Castaneda. Ms. Castaneda is diagnosed with Dementia and lives at an adult care facility in the 2900 block of E. Milber (near I-10 & Country Club). At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning (April 5, 2018), staff noticed she was missing from the home. Surveillance video shows that Ms. Castaneda walked away from the home at about 6:00 p.m. the previous evening (April 4, 2018). Ms. Castaneda is described as a Hispanic female, 5'4, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve yellow shirt and blue jeans. She speaks Spanish, but does understand some English. Anyone with information on her possible whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Media Release: Fatal Motorcycle Collision - 2700 Block of E. Drexel Rd. On April 3, 2018, around 7:53 p.m., officers from Operations Division South and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision involving a motorcycle in the 2700 block of E. Drexel Road. Upon arrival, they located an adult male motorcycle rider in the roadway. Paramedics immediately began rendering aid, but the male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. He has been identified as 65-year-old Louis LeCompte Jr. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They learned Mr. LeCompte Jr. was riding a 1961 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Drexel Road from South Country Club Road. Drexel Road was closed using both road signs and concrete barriers from Country Club Road to Tucson Boulevard due to construction. Mr. LeCompte Jr. continued traveling westbound, past the road closure signs, and struck a concrete barrier that was in place to prevent East/West travel. Mr. LeCompte Jr. was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet. Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 18 For 2018 - 18 Pedestrian - 10 Pedestrian - 8 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 5 Motorcycle – 2

Media Release: Fatal Pedestrian Collision - E. Grant Rd. and N. Catalina Ave. On March 29, 2018, just after 10:00 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision involving a pedestrian on E. Grant Rd. near N. Catalina Ave. Upon arrival, they located an adult female pedestrian in the roadway with serious injuries. Paramedics transported the female to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries yesterday and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. She has been identified as 29-year-old Ambrosa Wood. Next of kin was with her at her time of passing. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene and furthered the investigation. They were able to determine Ms. Wood was crossing E. Grant Rd. northbound, east of Catalina Ave. She was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing. The driver of a blue 2016 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound on Grant Rd. in the curb lane and did not see Ms. Wood before striking her. Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collsion. The investigation is ongoing to determine if impairment was a factor. No citations or charges have been issued at this time. Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 16 For 2018 - 17 Pedestrian - 9 Pedestrian - 8 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 5 Motorcycle – 1

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION E. ALVORD ROAD & S. JEANETTE BOULEVARD On March 27, 2018, just before 7:00 p.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to the area of East Alvord Road and South Jeanette Boulevard for a report of a found body. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on the side of the road with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Tucson Fire responded to assist with medical treatment, however, the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. After processing the scene and speaking with witnesses, they were able to determine that the homicide did not occur at that location. A witness saw a subject pull the body out of an older model sedan and then flee the area in the vehicle. Detectives are currently following up on leads, but are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The victim was identified as 49-year-old Lester Kirkendall. Next of kin have been notified.

MISSING/ENDANGERED 1-YEAR-OLD JEANNETTE GRADO *UPDATE*LOCATED* Detectives with the Tucson Police Child Physical Abuse Unit have continued the search for missing 1-year-old Jeannette Grado who was taken by her mother, 38-year-old Jeannette McCann Lopez (Arizona Department of Child Safety has legal custody of Grado) on January 31, 2018. On March 27, 2018, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s and the Mexican authorities, Ms. McCann Lopez and her daughter were located in Mexico. They responded to the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, AZ and Ms. McCann Lopez was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on the outstanding felony warrant. Tucson Police detectives responded and took Ms. McCann Lopez into custody. Deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office also assisted and transported and booked Ms. McCann Lopez into the Santa Cruz County Jail. A previous booking photograph has been provided. Members from the Arizona Department of Child Safety responded and took custody of 1-year-old Jeannette Grado. Jeannette was unharmed and in good condition. The Tucson Police Department would like to thank our law enforcement partners and the community for assisting in searching and ultimately locating Jeannette safe. See updated and original media releases below: _________________________________________ Detectives with the Tucson Police Child Physical Abuse Unit have been investigating this case since January 31, 2018, when 1-year-old Jeannette Grado was taken by her mother, 38-year-old Jeannette McCann Lopez (Department of Child Safety has legal custody of Grado). Recently, detectives received information that Jeannette Grado is possibly in Mexico with her mother. While detectives continue to follow-up on leads, they are asking anyone with information to please call 911 or 88-CRIME to help bring Jeannette Grado home safely. As always, you can remain anonymous. There is still an active felony arrest warrant for Jeannette McCann Lopez. See the original Media Release below: ___________________________________ On January 31, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Jeannette McCann Lopez was visiting with her 1-year-old daughter, Jeannette Grado, at the Wilmot Library (530 N. Wilmot Rd.). The visit was supervised due to the fact that the Department of Child Safety currently has legal custody of Grado. During the visit, Lopez grabbed her daughter and fled from the library. An area search was conducted, but the two were not located. On February 1, 2018, a felony arrest warrant was obtained for Lopez (Class 3 Felony – Custodial Interference). She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’7, 160 pounds with hazel eyes and dyed red/burgundy hair. She is 5 months pregnant and was last seen wearing a purple long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a backpack with a floral design. 1-year-old Jeannette Grado is described as a Hispanic female with short, curly brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink and white long sleeve shirt, jean jacket with pink trim, blue jeans and light-up pink and white shoes. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING 4750 S. CAMPBELL AVENUE On March 28, 2018, just after midnight, officers from Operations Division South responded to 2175 E. Irvington Road (Viva Burrito) for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers were given a description of the suspect and were advised that the suspect fled on foot with a handgun. Officers began searching for the suspect and located several pieces of evidence that led them to an apartment complex located at 4750 S. Campbell Avenue. As officers entered the complex they located the suspect on the balcony of a second story apartment. As they approached, the suspect brandished what appeared to be a dark colored handgun. Four Tucson Police Officers discharged their firearms at the suspect, striking him several times. After being struck by gunfire, the suspect forced entry into an occupied apartment by breaking through a front window. An adult female and her 3-year-old daughter were inside the apartment and quickly locked themselves inside of a back bedroom. Officers attempted to talk the suspect out of the apartment, but he was refusing to exit. Tucson Police Hostage Negotiators and SWAT officers responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Hostage negotiators spoke with the suspect while officers were speaking with the female victim on the phone. Not knowing what the suspect may do inside, the decision was made to rescue the two the victims immediately. SWAT officers obtained a ladder and climbed to the second story bedroom window where they assisted the mother and her child down to safety. Negotiators were then able to talk the suspect into walking out of the apartment and he was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was identified as 41-year-old Cisco Castillo. Castillo was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A recent booking photo is attached. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Violent Crimes Section and sergeants with the Office of Professional Standards Unit responded to continue the investigation. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Section are conducting the criminal portion of the 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) will evaluate the response to this incident. During the investigation, detectives interviewed victims and witnesses as well as collected multiple pieces of evidence from the different scenes. It was determined that the gun Castillo was carrying was an all-black CO2 replica handgun (P-23 Gamo). A photograph of the same make/model gun is attached. Detectives were also able to determine that Cisco Castillo was linked to at least seven additional robberies over the past two months. Castillo is still being treated for his injuries at a local hospital. Upon discharge, he will be booked into the Pima County Jail on numerous felony charges. The exact charges will be released after booking. The officers who discharged their firearms are as follows: Officer Anthony Gutierrez – 19-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Juan Caquias – 17-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Alex Quiroz – 10-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Officer Arturo Hernandez – 3-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous.