Search for bank robber; Rogers sentenced; Sex crime arrest; Pot bust; Arpaio ad investigation

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Tucson Police need your help in finding a man who robbed Bank of the West Thursday morning. It happened just after 10:30 near Swan and Fort Lowell.

Police say the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money.

He is described as a black man, about 6'1" with a thin build and dark hair. The vehicle the suspect possibly fled in has been located.

If you have any information please call 88-CRIME.


Former Tanque Verde Superintendent Tom Rogers will spend the next 8 years behind bars for crimes involving child sex tourism and pornography.

The 52-year-old was arrested last year in Yuma during a sting operation focused on people traveling to Mexico to have sex with children.

Rogers contacted an undercover agent posing as a facilitator of child-sex tours in Mexico. According to court records, he mailed a $50 check as a deposit.


Police say another Tucson man is behind bars for luring a minor for sexual exploitation.  35-year-old Erick Rutledge was arrested by Sierra Vista detectives on Wednesday after a teenage girl said he approached her and asked her to meet him at a park, making sexually suggestive comments.  Police say Rutledge showed up at the park.  Where he was approached by her family and fled.


Border patrol agents in Douglas seized more than a thousand pounds of marijuana Wednesday night from an abandoned truck. Inside agents found 49 bundles of pot. Both the drugs and truck were seized.

From October through July Tucson sector agents recovered more than $694M worth of drugs.


Election officials are investigating political ads run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio that target Interim County Attorney Rick Romley.

The spots urge voters to re-elect Arpaio even though his term runs through 2012.

A Romley attorney claims commercials violate campaign law because Arpaio and Romley are not running against each other and the ad may benefit Romley's opponent Bill Montgomery.

An attorney for the Arpaio campaign calls it freedom of speech.