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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MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT 66-Year-Old Alice Moser ***UPDATE*** Ms. Moser was LOCATED in an empty apartment at the same assisted living home where she resides. She is back in her own apartment now and is thankfully in good health. Thank you to everyone who helped with the search and to everyone who shared the information through social media. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in attempting to locate 66-year-old Alice Moser who walked away from her assisted living home in the 8000 block of E. Broadway (Broadway and Pantano area). She was last seen yesterday evening at approximately 10:00 p.m. Alice Moser is 5'9, 110 pounds with shoulder length gray hair. She was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black sweatpants and glasses. Ms. Moser has serious medical issues and needs medication that she does not have with her. We are asking the public to please keep an eye out for her and to call 911 with any information you may have.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS ARMED ROBBER? On 08-26-18, the pictured suspect entered the Circle K located at 10 W. Ft. Lowell and asked for cigarettes. When the clerk placed them on the counter, the suspect pulled out a knife and told the clerk to put them in a bag. The suspect then went behind the counter with the knife and stole money from the business. The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic male in his mid 20's, approximately 5'5, 150lbs with a goatee and PURPLE hair. We've gone to grape lengths to identify him, but we are now asking for the public's assistance. Anyone who has information about this suspect is encouraged to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Media Release: Fatal Collision Involving Multiple Vehicles- East 22nd St. & South Alvernon Way ___________________________________________________________ On September 15, 2018, around 9:15 a.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown responded to the intersection of East 22nd Street and South Alvernon Way in reference to a report of a serious-injury four vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers conducted interviews with the involved drivers and witnesses on scene. According to witnesses, a silver Kia Sportage SUV was traveling east on 22nd St. passing through the intersection, when a red Toyota Prius was attempting a left turn south on Alvernon from westbound 22nd St. Witnesses stated the Kia ran a red light when the Prius proceeded on a green arrow and the passenger side of the Prius was struck by the front-end of the Kia. After the initial collision, the Kia continued into northbound traffic, which was stopped for a red light and struck two more vehicles, a blue Honda Accord and a white Chevrolet pickup truck. The Tucson Fire Department responded and transported the driver of the Kia and the driver and passenger of the Prius to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries at the time. Officers determined that none of the drivers were impaired. On September 17, 2018, the Traffic Investigations Unit was advised that the passenger of the Prius, 105-year-old Emmeal Martin had passed away at the hospital from the injuries he received during the collision. Mr. Martin’s family was present with him at his passing. 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 2018 - 51 Pedestrian - 22 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle – 5

911 Tower Challenge Tucson, Arizona 2018 On 9/11, 2018, first responders, military members and their families climbed 2,071 steps (110 Floors), the same amount of steps in each of the Twin Towers. Emotional and inspirational. Never forget. Come out and show your support next year! Tucson Police Department Tucson Fire Department 911 Tower Challenge

On September 10, 2018 the members of the Winnipeg Police Service “Cops for Kids” relay team began their 12th annual fundraising tour by cycling from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Tucson, Arizona. On Saturday September 15, 2018, the 2018 Cops for Kids "True Grit Tour", touched down in Tucson, Arizona. 20 members of the Winnipeg Police Service met up with Tucson Police Department officers, after cycling for more than 1,800 miles. Members of the team have committed to cycling for five consecutive days, all in the name of granting the wish of a child in need! All money raised from their tours go directly to granting the wishes of sick or terminally ill children through the Children’s Wish Foundation. It is with limitless courage and bravery that these children face daily or lifetime treatments along with the reality that their lives may be unfortunately cut short. We wanted to raise awareness for the Children's Wish Foundation and recognize the great determination and accomplishments of our brothers and sisters in blue across the border. Cops for Kids - Winnipeg Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING MULTIPLE VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS EAST GRANT ROAD & SOUTH ALVERNON WAY The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday evening in Midtown Tucson. On September 15, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown were dispatched to the intersection of E. Grant Road and N. Alvernon Way for a serious injury collision involving several vehicles and multiple pedestrians. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicles in the roadway, just south of the intersection. Two of the drivers involved and three pedestrians were transported to a local hospital with serious to life-threatening injuries. Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Unit responded to continue the investigation. After speaking with multiple witnesses and collecting roadway evidence, detectives were able to determine that a white 2004 Mazda M6 Station Wagon was traveling southbound on Alvernon Way at a high rate of speed. As the Mazda approached the intersection of Alvernon and Grant, the light for north and southbound traffic turned red. Witnesses advised that the Mazda swerved into the northbound lanes of traffic to go around the vehicles that were stopping for the red light. The Mazda then ran through the red light (southbound in the northbound lanes) and then swerved back into the southbound lanes. As the Mazda re-entered the southbound lanes, it rear ended a silver 2008 Jeep Patriot, causing the Jeep to hit a third vehicle and then finally come to rest on the western sidewalk of Alvernon. After the Mazda hit the Jeep, the Mazda spun out of control, jumped over the west curb, skid across the sidewalk and went through a covered bus stop where three people were sitting. The Mazda then continued southbound and struck a business sign before coming to rest on the sidewalk. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the adult male driver of the Jeep succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. He was identified as 75-year-old James Deshler. Several hours later, one of the pedestrians passed away from injuries sustained during the collision. He was identified as 65-year-old Gary Goodboy. The two other pedestrians injured at the bus stop, an adult male and an adult female, are still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The adult male driver of the Mazda was treated for minor injuries. The adult male driver of the third vehicle was not injured. Speed appears to be an obvious factor in the collision. No signs of impairment were found. The investigation into this collision is ongoing and at this time there have been no arrests or citations issued. Additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 38 For 2018 - 50 Pedestrian - 17 Pedestrian - 22 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 8 Motorcycle – 5

MEDIA RELEASE: FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION S. TUCSON BLVD. & E. DREXEL RD. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday afternoon on Tucson’s South Side. On September 14, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division South and members of the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of S. Tucson Boulevard and E. Drexel Road for a report of a serious injury collision. Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles involved. Tucson Fire transported both of the adult male drivers to the hospital with minor injuries. An adult female passenger of one of the vehicles was transported with life threatening injuries. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the passenger sadly succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling northbound on Tucson Boulevard. As the vehicle entered the intersection of Drexel Road on a green light, the driver made a left hand turn in front of a 2012 Mazda Mini-Van that was traveling southbound through the intersection. The Mazda struck the Pontiac’s front passenger door where the female passenger was seated. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The passenger was identified as 20-year-old Michelle M. Martinez. Next of kin have been notified. Neither speed nor impairments appear to be factors in the collision. This is an ongoing investigation and no arrests or citations have been issued at this time. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 37 For 2018 - 48 Pedestrian - 17 Pedestrian - 21 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 8 Motorcycle – 5

MEDIA RELEASE: OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING 4000 BLOCK OF SOUTH 9TH AVENUE On September 10, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division South were dispatched to a residence in the 4000 block of South 9th Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke with family at the home and learned that one of the adult family members involved had locked himself inside of a bathroom. Officers moved the other family members outside of the home and began speaking to the suspect through the bathroom door. One of the officers who remained outside was able to see into the bathroom through a window and could see the suspect was armed with a knife. That information was relayed to officers inside of the home. An officer trained in hostage negotiations was inside of the residence attempting to talk the suspect out of the bathroom peacefully. At one point during the conversation, the officer outside noticed that the suspect began cutting his own neck, causing visible injuries. The suspect then began making statements that he wanted officers to kill him. Officers inside continued speaking with the suspect, asking him to come out of the bathroom unarmed, so he could be treated for his injuries. Up to that point, officers had been speaking to the suspect for over two hours. When the bathroom door finally opened, the man stepped out with a rifle and began to raise it toward the officers. One officer was holding a less-lethal Anti-Riot Weapon (ARWEN) and fired it at the suspect. Another officer fired his rifle and a sergeant on scene fired his handgun. The suspect was struck and retreated back into the bathroom as officers backed out of the house. Officers attempted verbal contact with the suspect, but received no response. When officers checked on the suspect, he was found with gunshot trauma and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department and sergeants with the department’s Office of Professional Standards responded to continue the investigation. Detectives are conducting the criminal portion of the investigation. The Office of Professional Standards is conducting a separate, 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. The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Joel R. Andrade. Next of kin have been notified. The officers involved in the shooting were Sergeant William Corrales, a 21-year-veteran of the Tucson Police Department and Officer Ernest Ortiz, a 12-year-veteran of the Tucson Police Department. This investigation is ongoing. Additional details will be released as they become available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 88-CRIME.

***UPDATE*** ISABEL CELIS & MARIBEL GONZALES INVESTIGATION On April 21, 2012, at 8:13 a.m., 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis was reported missing from her home in the 5600 block of East 12th Street. Officers and detectives from the Tucson Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Division responded that morning and remained at the scene for multiple days investigating her disappearance. Although she was not located, the case remained open and the investigation continued over the next several years with the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement partners. The Tucson Police Department received several thousand tips and leads over the course of the investigation. On June 3, 2014, 13-year-old Maribel Gonzales left her residence near Broadway Blvd. and Wilmot Rd. and never returned home. Three days later, her body was recovered in a desert area near North Trico Road and West Avra Valley Road. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department investigated that incident and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide. Maribel’s case remained open while investigators tried to determine who was responsible for her murder. In early 2017, local FBI agents were contacted about an individual by the name of Christopher Clements. They were advised that Clements possibly had information relating to the disappearance of Isabel Celis. The FBI immediately contacted the Tucson Police Department and assisted with the follow-up of that information. On March 3, 2017, after speaking with Clements, Tucson Police Investigators and FBI Agents located human remains in the area of North Trico Road and West Avra Valley Road, which is the same general area where Maribel Gonzales was located in 2014. The Tucson Police Homicide Unit was then assigned to recover the remains and to continue the investigation. Those remains were tested and positively identified as Isabel Celis. The manner of death was determined to be a homicide. The Tucson Police Homicide Unit reviewed the original investigative casework and conducted interviews throughout the state of Arizona and across the country. After learning Isabel and Maribel were located in close proximity to one another, the Tucson Police Homicide Unit and Pima County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit began working together on the two cases. Detectives were able to obtain additional information about both homicides and recover additional pieces of evidence during the joint investigation. The new evidence and information, in conjunction with the details and evidence from the initial investigations, was presented to the Pima County Attorney’s Office and then to a Pima County Grand Jury. On Friday, September 14, 2018, 36-year-old Christopher Matthew Clements was indicted on multiple felony charges to include the murders of Isabel Mercedes Celis and Maribel Victoria Gonzales. Clements was served the indictment at the Maricopa County Jail, where he is being held in connection with unrelated matters. The charges against Clements will be adjudicated in due course. He is presumed innocent of all charges unless and until proven guilty. This investigation has been a successful partnership among the Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Phoenix Police Department, Pima County Attorney’s Office, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Border Patrol’s Search Trauma and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) and the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. Specific details about the investigations are being withheld at this time due to upcoming court proceedings. Additional details will be provided when the cases are adjudicated. A previous booking photograph of Christopher Matthew Clements is attached.

The Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Pima County Attorney’s Office is holding a very important press conference regarding a major felony Indictment that was handed down on Friday September 14, 2018.

FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION UPDATE/ARREST ***UPDATE- SEPTEMBER 13, 2018*** Detectives have continued their investigation into the fatal vehicle collision that occurred on February 7, 2018, causing the death of 31-year-old Jered James Naill. On August 8, 2018, a felony arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Shaun Geoffrey Garcia, on the counts of Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter, and Aggravated DUI. On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Marshals Arizona Wanted Violent Offender Task Force located Garcia at a residence in the 8100 block of East Daniella Circle. Garcia was arrested and taken into custody without incident and booked into Pima County Jail on his felony warrant. A booking photo of Shaun Geoffrey Garcia is attached. Original Media Release below: __________________________ On February 7, 2018, around 11:41 a.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to an agency assist request from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department reference a serious injury vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers learned two adult males were in a vehicle that collided with a piece of construction equipment. The males were transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They learned the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call to a convenience store at 2840 W. Los Reales Rd. involving two suspects who left in a maroon vehicle. While enroute to the call, a deputy traveling westbound on Valencia Rd. observed a matching vehicle traveling eastbound on Valencia Rd. The deputy turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled from the deputy and the deputy initiated a pursuit. The driver lost control of the vehicle in the 2000 block of W. Valencia. The area is under construction and the curb lane was closed using construction pylons. The driver struck several of the construction pylons and continued eastbound in the closed curb lane before striking the front bucket of a front loader that was parked facing west while in the curb lane. The Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and both adult male occupants were transported to the hospital. The passenger succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. His identity is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. The driver sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and remains in the hospital. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing but speed appears to be a factor in this collision. Detectives are continuing the investigation into possible impairment on the driver. No citations or arrests have been made at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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Can you identify this robbery suspect? On September 8, 2018, the suspect in the attached photos, a Hispanic male in his 20's, entered the Skate Country at 7980 East 22nd Street and robbed the business at gunpoint. The suspect fled the scene in what is believed to be a black sedan. If you can identify the suspect, please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. The shoes worn by the suspect standout.

UPDATE ***MISSING PERSON HAS BEEN LOCATED*** William Molina Romero has been located safe and sound. He is back with his loved ones thanks to a community member recognizing him and alerting the police. Thank you all for keeping a sharp eye out and ensuring his safe return to his family. ________________________________________________ The Tucson Police Department is actively searching for 69-year-old William Molina Romero. He has dementia and diabetes. William is a Hispanic male, 5'08", 160 pounds, full grey beard, has a light complexion and walks with a walker. William was last seen at the Quik Mart on East Golf Links Road /South Pantano Rd at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. He was last seen wearing a grey fedora, grey shirt with an eagle on it, blue jeans, brown shoes, denim jacket, and he was carrying an umbrella. William used to live on the 3900 block of South 15th Ave. He moved from that address in the spring, so he may recall that area as home. If you see William, or have seen him since 10 p.m. Monday night, please call 911.

MEDIA RELEASE TO FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION FROM AUGUST 31ST, 2018 ON EAST ANDRADA ROAD/SOUTH HOUGHTON ROAD ___________________________________________ On August 31, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division East, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Corona De Tucson Fire Department responded to the area of East Andrada Road and South Houghton Road for a report of a serious-injury collision. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital, one driver with serious injuries. Witnesses said a beige Toyota Camry was northbound on Houghton Road just north of Andrada Road, when it drifted across the center line into the southbound lanes of traffic. The other involved vehicle, a Gold BMW X3, was traveling southbound on Houghton Road just north of Andrada Road when the Toyota drifted into the BMW’s lane. In attempt to avoid collision the driver of the BMW swerved to the left (into the northbound lane). The Toyota corrected and swerved back into the northbound lane where the two vehicles collided head-on. Officers and fire personnel were able to determine that neither driver was impaired at the time of the collision. On September 7, 2018, the Traffic Investigations Unit was advised the driver of the Toyota, 74-year-old Mary Elethorp, had passed away at the hospital as a result of this collision. Her next of kin was notified. No citations were issued and no arrests have been made. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2018 - 47 Pedestrian - 21 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle – 5 For 2017 - 36 Pedestrian - 17 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 8

Today, September 7th, marks the 82nd anniversary of TPD’s third fallen officer, Officer Robert Cummins. End Of Watch September 7th, 1936. Officer Cummins made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the community members of this great state of Arizona.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION / ARREST WARRANT 1681 WEST PRINCE ROAD On September 5, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Tucson Police Department received a 911 call about a possible assault in the 1600 block of West Prince Road. During the call, the line was disconnected. Moments later, an officer in the area was flagged down and directed to a mobile home community at 1681 W. Prince Road. Upon arrival, the officer located an adult female lying on the main driveway of the complex. The victim was unresponsive and had signs of sharp force trauma. Additional officers assisted and immediately began rendering aid. Tucson Fire was requested and took over medical treatment, however; the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim was identified as 39-year-old Shaundra Cruz. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit and Aggravated Assault Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that Shaundra was visiting a male subject at an apartment complex across the street. During that visit, an argument ensued and Shaundra ran from the apartment. The male subject chased Shaundra back across the street where he stabbed her with a sharp object. After speaking with witnesses and collecting evidence from the scene, detectives were able to identify the subject as 21-year-old Bryan Guzman Hernandez. As of this date, Hernandez has not been located. A felony arrest warrant for First Degree Murder has been obtained for Hernandez. Hernandez should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on his possible whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available. A driver's license photograph and recent booking photograph of Bryan Guzman Hernandez is attached.

MEDIA RELEASE: FATAL PEDESTRIAN COLLISION EAST GRANT ROAD/NORTH HASKELL DRIVE ***UPDATE*** September 8, 2018 Through fingerprint records, detectives were able to identify the victim as 55-year-old Glynn Williams. Next of kin were located out of state and have been notified. See the original Media Release below. __________________________________________ The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in the Midtown area. On September 5, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to the area of East Grant Road and North Haskell Avenue for a report of a serious-injury collision. The Tucson Fire Department immediately transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival. Next of kin notifications have not yet been made, as the victim was unable to be identified. The victim was described as an African-American male in his 40’s. Witnesses advised that the pedestrian was crossing Grant Rd. southbound, just east of Haskell Dr. in a wheelchair. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when a vehicle traveling westbound on Grant Rd struck the victim. The driver pulled over immediately and remained on scene. The driver stated they didn’t see the pedestrian until it was too late. Detectives from the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. There were no indications that the driver was impaired and speed does not appear to be a factor. No citations or arrests have been issued at this time. Investigators are actively seeking to identify the victim. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 36 For 2018 - 45 Pedestrian - 17 Pedestrian - 20 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 8 Motorcycle – 5

MEDIA RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 8485 EAST 22ND STREET The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred yesterday evening on Tucson’s East Side. On September 4, 2018, just after 10:00 p.m., officers from Operations Division East were dispatched to 8485 East 22nd Street for reports of gunshots heard in the parking lot. Witnesses saw unknown subjects running away from a vehicle shortly after the shots were heard. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the middle of the parking lot that was still running. When they approached the vehicle, they located an adult male in the driver’s seat with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Tucson Fire personnel rendered aid to the victim and then transported him to Banner University Medical Center for further treatment. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit and Aggravated Assault Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to identify the victim as 20-year-old Brandon Paul Casteel. Next of kin have been notified. Although they are following up on several leads in the case, there are currently no suspects in custody. Detectives are urging 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.

CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS ROBBERY SUSPECT? On 06/12/18 Lucky Wishbone, 5220 South Nogales Highway, was robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery, the suspect male was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark pants, white sneakers with black tongue, dark “watch cap” style beanie, dark bandanna with small white designs. Last seen in a red Chevy S10, 1998-2006, extended cab, white or silver toolbox in the truck bed. The suspect came to the business and cut the lock on the rear gate. When employees later arrived he entered through the cut gate and confronted the employees with a handgun. He had one employee duct tape the others and then forced them into the cooler. He took all of their cell phones as well as several thousand dollars. If you know this suspect's identity or whereabouts, please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

HUGE Thank you to the Department of Justice for awarding the Tucson Police Department a federal grant for $747,144. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced 54 grants totaling $32 million through its Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program. This grant will help fund state, local, and tribal governments and courts’ efforts to ensure that the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law through the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service providers. The recipients of these grants will work collaboratively with justice system and victim service provider partners to identify problems and share ideas that will result in enhanced responses that support victim safety and offender accountability.

Come on out and have a cup with a COP! No agenda, no politics, just a good old fashioned meet and greet over a hot cup of coffee. We'd love to see you at Beyond Bread, 3026 N Campbell Avenue, on September 4th, from 9-11 AM.

----FATAL PEDESTRIAN COLLISION---- WEST PRINCE ROAD/NORTH COLUMBIA AVENUE _____________________________________________________ The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Tucson’s West Side. On September 1, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division West and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to the area of West Prince Road and North Columbia Avenue for a report of a serious-injury collision. Upon arrival, first responders were directed to an injured female. Tucson Fire immediately transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim arrived at the hospital in critical condition, but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries shortly after midnight. The victim was identified as 65-year-old Karen Snyder. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They determined Ms. Snyder was crossing Prince Road southbound, east of North Columbia Avenue. Ms. Snyder was not in a marked (or implied) crosswalk as she proceeded to cross lanes of traffic when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle advised there was not enough time to stop prior to hitting Ms. Snyder. There were no indications that the driver was impaired at the time of the collision and speed does not appear to be a factor. No citations or arrests have been issued at this time. Additional details will be released as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 36 For 2018 - 44 Pedestrian - 17 Pedestrian - 19 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 8 Motorcycle – 5

The Tucson Police Honor Guard assisted law enforcement officers from around the state by providing a cordon for Senator John McCain's viewing in Phoenix. Rest In Peace

DO YOU KNOW THESE SUSPECTS? DETECTIVES NEED YOUR HELP ***One of the photos originally posted has been removed, while detectives attempt to determine if that individual was actually involved. Anyone with information about this incident is still encouraged to call 88-CRIME. ------------------------------------------ The pictured suspects used stolen credit cards at multiple locations around Tucson. Detectives are looking for the public's assistance with helping to identify them. On August 3, 2018 the victim was working out at a gym in the 4200 block of N. 1st Ave. An unknown suspect stole the victim's keys out of a locker in the gym and then used those keys to gain entry into the victim's vehicle. His wallet and additional property was taken. Soon after, the victim's credit cards were used by the pictured suspects. The suspect with the black hat was seen getting into a dark colored Chrysler 300. Anyone with information about the possible identity of these suspects is encouraged to call 88- CRIME. You can remain anonymous.