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 3650 EAST SPEEDWAY BLVD The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Midtown Tucson early this morning. On June 30, 2018, just after 3:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown were dispatched to 3650 East Speedway Boulevard for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male in the parking lot with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and was identified as 23-year-old Joseph Anthony Campos. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a large amount of people were in the parking lot of the business when a fight ensued. During the fight, multiple shots were fired and the victim was struck. Detectives spoke with several witnesses and individuals involved, however; many people left the area before police arrived. No arrests have been made at this time. As detectives continue their investigation, they are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - 3900 Block of E. Kleindale Rd. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a Midtown homicide that occurred this evening. On June 27, 2018, just before 7:00 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown responded to an unknown trouble call in the 3900 block of E. Kleindale Rd. Upon arrival, they were directed to an alleyway south of Kleindale Rd. Officers then located an adult male lying in the backyard of a residence with obvious signs of trauma. He was pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the male is unknown at this time. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. The investigation is in the early stages and no suspects have been identified at this time. Detectives are requesting anyone with information related to this incident to please call 911 or 88-Crime (you can remain anonymous). The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available.

TPD NEEDS HELP TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECTS The Tucson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured burglary suspects. On June 12, 2018, around 3:45 p.m., the two pictured females burglarized a home in the 2500 block of E. La Madera Drive (Near N. Tucson Blvd. and E. Glenn St.). Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME (882-7463). You can also provide a tip online through 88crime.org. You can remain anonymous.

Media Release: Homicide Investigation - 1600 N. Wilmot Rd. The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred on Tucson’s East Side yesterday evening. On June 21, 2018, around 7:21 p.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to several 911 calls of an unknown trouble at an apartment complex located at 1600 N. Wilmot Rd. Upon arrival, officers located several individuals outside an apartment. They learned there had been an altercation and one male was possibly injured inside the apartment. Officers entered the apartment to check welfare and located an adult male with obvious sharp force trauma. Officers rendered aid but the male was pronounced deceased on scene. He has been identified as 43-year-old Jason Peebles. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. They conducted interviews and collected evidence. They learned Mr. Peebles had been residing in an apartment with a family member. He had been served with a court order the day before and was no longer allowed to be at the apartment. Last night, other family members went to the residence to check on the apartment. They found the locks had been changed and no one answered the door after several attempts. As one adult male family member attempted to enter the residence through the back, he was confronted by Mr. Peebles who began to physically assault him. Another male attempted to intervene but was unsuccessful. As the physical fight continued, the family member retrieved a knife from his person and stabbed Mr. Peebles. Mr. Peebles retreated to the inside of the apartment and the family member fled to the parking lot to the other family members, who then called 911. The detectives believe they have all persons involved in this incident accounted for and no arrests have been made at this time. The detectives are continuing this investigation and once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Pima County Attorney’s Office for review.

Media Release: Fatal Vehicle Collision - W. Miracle Mile and N. Romero Rd. On June 14, 2018, around 12:18 p.m., officers from Operations Division West and members from the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to the area of W. Miracle Mile and N. Romero Rd. for a report of a serious injury collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, they located an adult male inside one of the vehicles with obvious trauma. TFD extricated the male from the vehicle and transported him to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries. Detectives with the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. They interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. They were able to determine the driver of a blue 2000 Chevrolet Blazer was southbound on Romero Rd. at W. Miracle Mile. He made a left hand turn to head eastbound on Miracle Mile but failed to cross through the median and began heading eastbound in the westbound lane. The driver of a white 2006 City of Tucson Department of Environmental Services commercial vehicle was westbound in the median lane of Miracle Mile, west of N. Flowing Wells Rd. The driver of the commercial vehicle observed the driver of the Blazer in his lane and was almost able to come to a complete stop before the driver of the Blazer struck his vehicle head-on. The driver of the commercial vehicle backed away from the Blazer and pulled off to the side of the road. Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision. The investigation is ongoing to determine if impairment or any other factor played a role in this collision related to the driver of the Blazer. This afternoon, detectives were notified that the driver of the Blazer succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified as 54-year-old Paul Abraugh. His next of kin was with him at his time of passing. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 28 For 2018 - 31 Pedestrian - 13 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 7 Motorcycle – 4

MEDIA RELEASE: MURDER/SUICIDE 10400 BLOCK OF EAST WINDSTORM DRIVE The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is actively investigating an apparent murder/suicide that occurred on Tucson’s East Side early this afternoon. On June 21, 2018, at 12:53 p.m., the Tucson Police Department received a 911 call about a possible shooting inside of a residence in the 10400 block of East Windstorm Drive. A neighbor made the call after a 10-year-old boy from the residence ran to her home for help. Officers from Operations Division East were dispatched and spoke with the child. The child told officers that his father shot his mother and possibly his brother inside of their residence. Members of the Tucson Police SWAT Unit, Hostage Negotiations Unit and Bomb Unit responded to assist. Hostage negotiators attempted to contact the parents, but were not able to reach either of them. The TPD Bomb Unit deployed their robot, which is equipped with a camera. The robot was able to enter the home to see if anyone was inside. Once inside, the camera showed an adult male on the floor that appeared to be deceased. The camera also showed an injured adult female on the floor. It appeared the female was still alive, so members of the SWAT Unit entered the residence. SWAT medics immediately treated the female victim while additional SWAT officers searched the rest of the home. A teenage juvenile was then found deceased in a back bedroom. The female victim was transported to a local hospital with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Her injuries are listed as critical, but appear to be non-life-threatening at this time. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit and Domestic Violence Unit responded to continue the investigation. After conducting interviews and processing the scene, they were able to determine the adult male shot his wife and teenage stepson before turning the gun on himself. The 10-year-old son ran from the home and hid after his mother was shot and then ran to a neighbor’s home for help. The adult male was identified as 49-year-old Donald Stanley. The juvenile victim was identified as 15-year-old Christian Garcia-Sanchez. Next of kin for both have been notified. The 10-year-old child was not injured and is currently with extended family while his mother is recovering. As detectives continue the investigation, they are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME.

MEDIA RELEASE: FATAL VEHICLE COLLISION E. GOLF LINKS RD NORTH OF E. AJO WAY The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred this morning on Tucson’s Southeast Side. On June 17, 2018, at approximately 9:15 a.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown and members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision on East Golf Links Road, north of East Ajo Way. Upon arrival, officers located a pick-up truck in the desert area south of Golf Links. Officers began rendering aid to the unresponsive male driver utilizing their Individual First-Aid Kits (IFAK). Tucson Fire took over medical treatment, however; the male was pronounced deceased shortly after their arrival. The driver was identified as 32-year-old Richard H. Chico. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives with the Tucson Police Traffic Unit responded to continue the investigation. They were able to determine Mr. Chico was traveling northbound on Golf Links Road (just north of Ajo Way) where Golf Links begins to turn eastbound. He was traveling in the median lane at a high rate of speed when he apparently lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-Up Truck. The vehicle crossed all three lanes of eastbound Golf Links before striking the curb and traveling southbound down an embankment. The vehicle struck several large trees before coming to rest. Mr. Chico was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was partially ejected during the collision. It appears he was not wearing his seatbelt. A witness provided information that the vehicle was seen driving erratically and swerving across several lanes of traffic. Multiple empty beer cans were found at the scene. Both speed and impairment appear to be factors in the collision. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 28 For 2018 - 30 Pedestrian - 13 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 7 Motorcycle – 4

MEDIA RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 200 BLOCK OF WEST DELANO STREET The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday on Tucson’s West Side. On June 16, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to a vacant residence in the 200 block of W. Delano Street for a report of an injured male lying outside on the ground. A neighbor called 911 after seeing the victim through his chain-link fence. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire located the adult male who was unresponsive and had obvious signs of trauma. Officers from Operations Division West responded to investigate the incident. Tucson Fire transported the victim to Banner University Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries shortly after arrival. Tucson Police Homicide Detectives responded to continue the investigation. They were able to identify the victim as 51-year-old Leroy Perez Calvillo. Next of kin have been notified. It was discovered that Mr. Calvillo had multiple stab wounds to his body. There are currently no suspects in custody. As detectives continue to follow-up on leads in the case, they are asking anyone with information to call 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.

CARJACKING SUSPECT - KNOW HIM? POLICE NEED YOUR HELP The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in attempting to identify the pictured suspect. On May 16, 2018, the suspect followed an adult female and her 3-year-old daughter into the Food City located at 3923 N. Flowing Wells. A short time later, the suspect followed them back out of the store and carjacked the mother and child at gunpoint as they were returning to their vehicle. Mother and child were not harmed. The vehicle is still outstanding. Detectives have been following up on leads, but are now asking for the public's help. The suspect is described a s a Hispanic male in his mid 30's, 5'08 to 5'10, 180 to 200 pounds, with a shaved head and tattoos covering both arms. The stolen vehicle is a beige 2007 Chevy Tahoe LTZ with chrome rims and black running boards. The license plate is CFR0164 (Arizona). Anyone with information about this suspect (or possible location of the vehicle) is asked to call 88-CRIME. You CAN remain anonymous.

Sexual Exploitation of a Minor ARREST Earlier this month, detectives with the Tucson Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation into possible surreptitious video recording of an underage teenage female in her foster home. They learned a camera with recording capabilities had been located in a bathroom inside the residence where the victim had been living. Detectives determined the device contained recordings depicting the underage victim. Detectives served a search warrant at the residence and collected evidence, to include computers and small recording devices. They developed probable cause to arrest an adult male resident for three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a Class 2 Felony and ten counts of Surreptitious Recording, a Class 5 Felony. He has been identified as 39-year-old Whytte Duncan. He was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. A booking photograph has been provided. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be added at a later date. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous).

Have you recently lost property or had it stolen? If so, you can look for those items through the Tucson Police Department Foundrop page (https://www.foundrop.com/organizations/20). The partnership between the Tucson Police Department and Foundrop.com empowers both the owner and law enforcement to work jointly to recover lost or stolen property. Foundrop.com is a community policing program where law enforcement and the community work together to reunite stolen property to the rightful owner. It is free for the community to use and upload photos of their property and identifiers (with or without a serial number) into a cloud-based server. These items are only viewable to the user until they are marked as either stolen or lost. Law enforcement and members of the public can only see property listed as lost or stolen, and can contact the owners to reunite them with their items. Personal information cannot be seen by members of the public, only to the members of law enforcement, and only after they have listed the item(s) as lost or stolen. You can visit www.foundrop.com for more information about this program.

Media Release: Fatal Bicycle Collision - W. Ft. Lowell Rd. and N. Castro Ave. On June 12, 2018, shortly before, 5:30 p.m., officers from Operations Division West and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the area of W. Ft. Lowell Rd. and N. Castro Ave. reference a serious injury collision involving a bicyclist. Upon arrival, paramedics treated the adult female bicyclist on scene and transported her to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, she was pronounced deceased at the hospital. She has been identified as 34-year-old Katie A. Tucker. Next of kin has been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. Based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, they were able to determine Ms. Tucker was riding westbound on Ft. Lowell Rd. in the curb lane, passing through the intersection of N. Castro Ave. The driver of a beige 2000 Ford Focus was westbound on Ft. Lowell Rd. in the curb lane approaching N. Castro Ave. and began to merge into the median lane, checking the mirror. The driver changed lanes and then observed Ms. Tucker directly in front of the vehicle. The driver was not able to stop and collided with Ms. Tucker. Witnesses reported Ms. Tucker made an abrupt left turn from the curb lane directly in front of the vehicle. Ms. Tucker was not wearing a helmet. The driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither speed nor impairments appear to be factors in the collision. No citations or arrests have been issued at this time. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 27 For 2018 - 29 Pedestrian - 12 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 2 Motorcycle - 7 Motorcycle – 4

Do you recognize this bank robber? The Tucson Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the pictured female. On June 7, 2018, around 10:10 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to a report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank located inside the Safeway at 2140 W. Grant Rd. She approached the two victim tellers and demanded money. She was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot. The suspect was described as a Hispanic or Native American female, 50-60yoa, 5'3" and 200lbs. She spoke English and some Spanish. She was last seen wearing a plaid long sleeve shirt, black scarf on her head and black sunglasses. If you see this female, please call 911. If you have information on her identity or on her whereabouts, you are asked to call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You can remain anonymous.

MEDIA RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 200 BLOCK OF WEST ILLINOIS STREET ****UPDATE 06/09/18**** On June 8, 2018, the US Marshal’s located 37-year-old Daniel Miller in Phoenix, AZ. He injured himself as he attempted to flee but was taken into custody. He was transported to a local Phoenix hospital. Once released, he will be booked into jail on the felony arrest warrant for one count of First Degree Murder and one count of DV/Attempted Murder. ****The original release is posted below**** On June 7, 2018, just after 7:00 a.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to the 200 block of West Illinois Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male and an adult female lying in the roadway with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. Tucson Fire responded and transferred both victims to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the male victim was pronounced deceased. He was identified as 54-year-old Michael Grove. Next of kin has been notified. The female victim is currently in critical/stable condition. Detectives with the Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. After speaking with the female victim at the hospital and witnesses at the scene, detectives were able to determine Michael Grove was visiting the female victim at her residence when her ex-boyfriend, 37-year-old Daniel Miller arrived at the home. Sometime after arriving, Daniel Miller pulled out a handgun and shot both victims. Miller then fled the scene in a dark colored pick-up truck. This afternoon, detectives obtained a felony arrest warrant on Daniel Benjamin Miller for one count of First Degree Murder and one count of DV/Attempted Murder. A photograph of Miller is attached. Miller should be considered armed and dangerous. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Miller’s whereabouts to call 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Can you identify this male? The Tucson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured male. He is potentially connected to several felony assaults on the eastside of town. If you have information on his identity or whereabouts, you are asked to call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You can remain anonymous.

MEDIA RELEASE: FATAL BICYCLE COLLISION N. COUNTRY CLUB RD. & E. 4TH ST. On June 4, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury bicycle collision near the intersection of North Country Club Road and East 4th Street. Upon arrival, Tucson Fire treated the adult male bicyclist on scene and transported him to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Detectives from the Tucson Police Traffic Investigations Unit responded to continue the investigation. Based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, they were able to determine the bicyclist was riding eastbound across Country Club from 4th St. The bicyclist crossed the southbound lanes of traffic and was attempting to head northbound (left turn) on Country Club. After passing the first northbound lane, the bicyclist entered the curb lane and was struck by a northbound passenger vehicle (2003 Infinity G35). The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet. On June 6, 2018, the bicyclist sadly passed away at the hospital from injuries sustained during the collision. He was identified as 54-year-old Santiago Diaz Jr. Next of kin were with him when he passed. Neither speed nor impairments appear to be factors in the collision. No citations or arrests have been issued at this time. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 26 For 2018 - 28 Pedestrian - 12 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 1 Motorcycle - 6 Motorcycle – 4

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT - KNOW HIM? On May 31, 2018, the pictured suspect entered the Quik Mart located at 6301 S. Park Avenue. After selecting several items from the store, the suspect approached the register and pulled out a silver colored revolver. The suspect then pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled in a black, older model Ford Expedition. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Caucasian male in his mid 30's, approximately 5'8" to 5'9" tall, 160 to 170 pounds with a short/shaved type haircut. **The suspect appears to have two tattoos on the left side of his neck (consistent with an Asian style script) and a tattoo on his left inner forearm. Anyone with information on who this suspect may be is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

Media Release: Suspicious Activity - W. Valencia Rd. and S. I-19 On May 29, 2018, the Tucson Police Department responded to the site of what appeared to be a one-time homeless encampment located on private property in the area of W. Valencia Rd. and S. I-19. Several individuals from a group of affiliated homeless veterans discovered the site and expressed concerns about possible criminal activity at that location. Tucson Police Department officers, detectives, and command staff conducted a thorough inspection of the site, spoke to the reporting parties, and collected evidence. Based on the department’s investigation to this point, there is no indication this camp is being used for any type of criminal activity, including human trafficking. Yesterday, an unsubstantiated assertion was made that a body might be buried at the site. A cadaver dog was used to check the area with negative results. The department has been in contact with the property owner who advised no one has permission to be on the property. The police department and property owners are working with City code enforcement officials to clear out the encampment and secure the property. The Tucson Police Department takes all reports of suspected criminal activity seriously and appreciates the public’s awareness.

***UPDATE*** ‪Great news Mr. Ramirez has been located safe at a local hospital. Thank you everyone for searching, posting, sharing, and retweeting.‬ *** The Tucson Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 33-year-old Daniel Ramirez. He functions at a 12-year-old level and has autism. He was last seen at his group home in the 7300 block of E. 28. Mr. Ramirez is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6”, 120 lbs w/ brown hair and brown eyes. He has some facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. Mr. Ramirez should be on foot. Please call 911 immediately if you see him.

Today marks the anniversary of TPD's 8th fallen officer, Officer Erik Hite. Officer Erik Hite EOW 06/02/08. Officer Hite was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago today. Officer Hite made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the Tucson community. His service will not be forgotten.

TPD Robbery detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male. On May 24, 2018, around 9:40 p.m., the male approached a female in a parking lot in the 1300 block of N. Craycroft Rd. He pointed a handgun at the female and demanded her vehicle, a gold Toyota Camry. The male fled the area and was not located. The female was not injured. On May 25, 2018, just after 9:00 a.m., the same male entered the US Bank located at 7685 E. Broadway (Broadway and Pantano area). He approached three different bank employees and pointed a handgun at them while demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank. He was last seen in the gold Toyota Camry carjacked the day before. No one at the bank was injured. Officers later located the Camry abandoned in the area of E. 22nd St. and S. Turquoise Vista. The suspect was described as a light-skinned Black male or dark-skinned Hispanic male, late 20’s to late 30’s, 6’0” – 6’2” and 170-200lbs. He is possibly associated to the pictured white SUV. If you have any information related to the identity of this male, his whereabouts or other information related to these incidents, you are asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

TPD ARRESTS SERIAL ARMED ROBBERS The Tucson Police Department has been actively investigating a series of armed robberies that occurred at convenience stores throughout town by a male and a female. Robbery detectives were able to identify the male as 28-year-old Neville Waugh Jr. and the female as 25-year-old Andrea Carrasco. Detectives have been able to link Waugh Jr. and Carrasco to over 20 incidents beginning January 2018. Earlier this month, the US Marsals Fugitive Investigative Strike Team and officers from Operations Division Midtown located Waugh Jr. and Carrasco in a stolen vehicle in the 3600 block of E. 32nd St. When they saw officers, they both fled on foot. Carrasco was apprehended immediately and Waugh Jr. was taken into custody a short time later. They were transported and booked into the Pima County Jail. They both face over 60 charges including Armed Robbery, Robbery, Burglary and Auto Theft. Identifying and apprehending these two was a collaborative effort from each patrol division, the US Marshals Fugitive Investigative Strike Team, the Auto Theft Task Force, Robbery Detectives, Tucson Real-Time Analytical Crime Center (TRACC), the Crime Scene Unit, the Crime Lab and Communications. ****The original Media Release from April 13, 2018 is posted below**** 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 Motorcycle Collision - S. Craycroft Rd. and E. 29th St. On May 30, 2018, around 10:10 a.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown and members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a serious injury collision involving a motorcycle on S. Craycroft Rd. and E. 29th St. The Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and provided treatment to the adult male motorcycle rider. Sadly, he was pronounced deceased on scene. He has been identified as 25-year-old David Kennett. Next of kin have been notified. The driver of the vehicle and a passenger were not injured. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation. They interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. They learned the driver of a red 2013 Dodge Caravan was southbound on Craycroft Rd. in the left turn lane to head eastbound on 29th St. The driver had entered the intersection on a green light. Mr. Kennett was riding a silver 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Craycroft Rd. in the curb lane. The light cycled from green to red and then the driver of the Dodge made the left turn. Mr. Kennett struck the front passenger side of the Dodge. Mr. Kennett was wearing a helmet but was thrown from the motorcycle. Witnesses reported they heard the motorcycle accelerating prior to the collision. The driver of the Dodge remained on scene. Neither speed nor impairment appears to be a factor in this collision related to the driver of the Dodge. The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be release as they become available. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 26 For 2018 - 27 Pedestrian - 12 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 6 Motorcycle – 4

TPD OPENS THE FIRST COLLISION REPORTING CENTER IN ARIZONA The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is excited to announce a partnership with Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) to operate the first Collision Reporting Center in Arizona. The new Collision Reporting Center will provide a safe and comfortable facility for community members to report traffic collisions that occurred within the city limits of Tucson. This can alleviate the need to wait by the side of the road to report a collision and potentially reduce secondary collisions and traffic congestion. The new reporting center is centrally located at the Patrick K. Hardesty Midtown Multi-Service Center, 1100 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711. If you are involved in a traffic collision, please call 911. The 911 operator will determine if the circumstance requires a police response or if the parties involved will be transferred to an ASSI representative at the Collision Reporting Center for further instructions. If you are asked to respond with your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Center, you will have the opportunity to contact family, your insurance carrier or broker, and will be provided information on the next steps to take. A state-mandated police report will be completed by ASSI staff and the vehicles will be photographed. This one-stop reporting process allows the information to be provided to TPD, the state and your insurance carrier at the same time. This new service is funded by supporting insurers writing automobile policies in the state of Arizona and provided at no cost to the City or community members. In addition, ASSI will provide enhanced data to the Tucson Police Department allowing officers to focus enforcement efforts with the overall goal of reducing traffic collisions. For additional information, please visit www.tucsonaz.gov/police/collision-center.

Media Release: Fatal Pedestrian Collision (Delayed Death) - S. Country Club Rd. and E. Bilby Rd. On September 26, 2017, around 5:11 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 S. Country Club Rd. near E. Bilby Rd. Upon arrival, they located an adult male pedestrian in the roadway with serious injuries. He was immediately transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Detectives were notified the pedestrian passed away on May 22, 2018 as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. The pedestrian has been identified as 38-year-old Daniel Atzman. Next of kin have been notified. Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit conducted the investigation. They learned the driver of a Gray 2008 Honda Civic was northbound on Country Club Rd. from E. Valencia Rd. and struck Mr. Atzman as he was crossing Country Club Rd. Mr. Atzman was not in or near a crosswalk. The driver immediately pulled over and called 911. Neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in this collision. Fatalities Year-To-Date: For 2017 - 26 For 2018 - 26 Pedestrian - 12 Pedestrian - 13 Bicycle - 1 Bicycle - 0 Motorcycle - 6 Motorcycle – 3