CRIME & SAFETY
Overnight shooting at Santa Rita Park sends one man to the hospital
Officers responded to the shooting, near East 22nd Street and South Sixth Avenue, shortly after midnight.
Motorcyclist seriously injured in single-vehicle crash in midtown
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in midtown on Thursday night, Nov. 30. The Tucson Police Department said officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle shortly before 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of Dodge and Seneca. TPD said...
Family Seeks Multi-Million Dollar Settlement from Oro Valley Over Fatal Accident
A family is seeking a $90 million settlement from the Town of Oro Valley following a tragic accident that claimed the life of a 13-year-old girl and left her sister with permanent injuries. The family alleges the town knew of the road's dangers to pedestrians.
Family seeking $90 million settlement from the Town of Oro Valley
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The family of two teenage girls hit by a car in Oro Valley, is seeking more than $90 million in damages from the town. The collision happened back in March, near Naranja Park. Two girls survived the impact, but a 13-year-old girl and two dogs...
Man killed in single-vehicle crash on Country Club
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday night, Nov. 30. Officers from Operations Division South and personnel from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the 5000 block of South Country Club Road for reports of a single-vehicle collision involving a white 2008 Ford F-150 shortly after 11:30 p.m.
High-Speed Chases Lead to Tragic Collisions in Tucson
A high-speed car chase stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident led to a catastrophic three-car collision on Tucson's south side, leaving two individuals in critical condition. The Tucson Police Department responded to the initial shoplifting report involving 42-year-old James Serrano, whose attempt to evade law enforcement resulted in a violent crash at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Aviation Drive. Serrano is now facing multiple charges as he remains in custody.
Local Inmate Carlos Diaz Dies in Hospital; Investigation Underway
Carlos Diaz, a 71-year-old inmate, died on November 27, 2023, at Banner – University Medical Center South. Diaz was serving a sentence for attempting to sexually exploit a minor and had been in ADCRR custody since 2018.
He left behind a young woman to die in the Arizona desert. Now he may be going to prison for a long time
TUCSON, Ariz. — A jury in southern Arizona has convicted a man of multiple human smuggling offenses after one of the migrants he attempted to bring into the U.S. ended up dying near the Huachuca Mountains. Jesus Ernesto Dessens-Romero, 27, was found guilty this week in Tucson of bringing...
Tucson Police Offer Reward for Information on Southeast Side Homicide
Tucson Police are seeking public assistance in solving a Southeast side homicide, offering a $2500 reward for crucial information. The victim was found dead in a parking lot on South 6th Avenue. Call 88 crime to help, anonymity guaranteed.
Serious Car Crash Following Chase of Alleged Shoplifting Suspects
Two victims are in serious condition following a car chase and crash on Tucson's south side. The incident, involving alleged shoplifting suspects, resulted in a three-car pile-up. Stay tuned for more details as we await further information from Tucson Police.
Humane Society of Southern Arizona announces findings from animal transfer incident
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Humane Society of Southern Arizona released the findings from an investigation regarding the transfer and likely disappearance of hundreds of small animals. Terry Flores is the investigator hired by the HSSA and said it was an internal workplace investigation and not a criminal inquiry.
Sheriff’s deputies arrest Tucson reporter covering protest
VIEW LARGER Pima County Sheriff deputies arrest a KJZZ reporter as she covered a demonstration outside the UA Tech/Raytheon in southeast Tucson on Nov. 30, 2023. Photos courtesy of Tucson Coalition for Palestine/Tucson Party for Socialism and Liberation. Pima County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a reporter this morning while she covered...
Humane Society to Reveal Findings on Missing Small Pets Investigation
Stay tuned for the latest updates on the missing small pets investigation. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is set to report its findings on the mysterious disappearance of over 300 animals initially sent from San Diego. News4 Tu song will provide the latest details.
TPD investigating man found shot near Elvira Elementary on Southside
Tucson Police found a man shot near Elvira Elementary. Officers were notified of shots heard south of the school alleyway around 3 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Remembering US Deputy Marshal Chase White: Killed in Line of Duty
Marking five years since the tragic line-of-duty death of US Deputy Marshal Chase White, this video reflects on the incident that ended his life. White was the first Federal Marshal killed in Tucson in 66 years, leaving behind a wife and four children.
Tucson Police arrest robbery suspect
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - According to Tucson Police, Group Violence Detectives have identified and charged a suspect in numerous robberies from Tucson’s Eastside. Officers from Operations Division East/Zebra Squad located and arrested 21-year-old Jabari Lacree Finley on Nov.1 as he arrived at the Safeway near E. Golf Links Rd. and S. Wilmot Road.
Former Ocotillo Hotel Resident Struggles to Rebuild Life After Building Condemnation and Alleged Medicaid Fraud
News 4 Tucson interviews a former resident of the condemned Ocotillo Hotel, who shares her journey of recovery after being forced to leave the sober living home. Now part of the city's Housing First program, she's working to rebuild her life.
Illegal Immigrants Attacked Border Patrol Agents in Arizona While Transporting Children, Tucson Sector Chief Says
A group of illegal immigrants attacked United States Border Patrol agents as they attempted to force their way through a “breach of the border wall,” according to Tucson sector Border Patrol chief John Modlin, who explained that children were present during the attack. In a post to social...
‘Death X Southwest’: Sisters trace grisly murders in the region
True crime — and fictional crime for that matter — are addictive. Sisters Margot Carmichael and Jenna Jarrold understand that. They’re hosting the podcast “Death X Southwest,” which explores grisly murders in the American Southwest. The Tucsonans aim to bring attention to lesser-known cases and...
Tucson Police Department Requests $1M for Technology to Curb Local Street Racing
The Tucson Police Department is requesting nearly $1 million for advanced equipment to tackle illegal street racing. This was discussed in a recent city council meeting where City Manager Mike Ortega was asked to look into funding options. The council expects an updated plan by March. The city staff has been investigating technology to create enforcement zones against street racing, similar to those in Seattle.