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Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamie McNeely radios to dispatch his whereabouts.
On January 17, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to a collision at West Valencia Road and Vahalla Road. When deputies arrived, they learned a passenger car, eastbound on Valencia Road, collided with a northbound passenger car on Vahalla Road that failed to stop at a stop sign.
Just before 4:30am on Sunday, crews from Northwest Fire District were dispatched to the 7100 block of North Via Venezia, near Ina and Oracle Roads, after reports were received that a car had crashed into a home and a large gas leak was present.
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Pima County Sheriff’s Department
In the wake of much-debated cases like that of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teenager who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson following an altercation, the subject of body cameras has become a common talking point – President Barack Obama going so far as to request $263 million from Congress to equip officers across the nation with them.
On Dec. 23, at approximately 6 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) dismantled an illegal alcohol distilling operation at an apartment complex located at 2300 West Ina Road.
On May 26, 2014, at approximately 2:30 AM, deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Rincon District responded to the 5200 block of North Grey Mountain Trail. Paramedics at the scene requested deputies respond.
It’s a trend forming around the country. Young children toying around with Airsoft guns, BB guns and toy look-a-like guns on the streets. Many of them paint or remove the orange tips on the guns that help distinguish that it is not a real firearm, something that is proving to be dangerous for not only law enforcement, but anyone that comes in contact with the person holding them.
A Catalina Foothills High School student is being charged with two felonies after he was caught using his cellphone to take video up his teacher’s skirt.
Brothers Jacob Miranda,15, and Manuel Miranda, 17.
On November 25, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call around 1:40 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery that took place in the 6400 block of North Oracle Road (near the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Orange Grove Road).
The Airsoft pistol that was used in the armed robbery on Nov. 25.
Oro Valley, Arizona (November 19, 2014)-On November 14, 2014, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) patrol officers responded to an Oro Valley home in reference to a burglary. The victim reported over $20,000 worth of items stolen. OVPD patrol conducted a canvass of the area and were able to identify two suspicious vehicles in the area at the time of the burglary.
Officers from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the Oro Valley Police Department and their respective volunteers file vehicles through the northbound lanes of Oracle Road during a sobriety checkpoint in 2011.
Identity theft has quickly become one of the most costly crimes happening today. In response to this problem, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has partnered with Shred-It to host several “Shred-A-Thons.” The goal of these events is to raise the public’s awareness and educate them about identity theft. By shredding old documents, you can decrease the chances of thieves stealing and assuming your identity.
You’re invited to celebrate the completion of the 14-mile Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Pima County has settled with survivors of a man killed during a police standoff outside of his northwest-side home in 2011.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.