TPD Seeks Two Suspects Who Assaulted A City Parks Employee

The Tucson  Police Department is in need of the public’s help identifying two suspects who assualted a city parks employee.

On April 13, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., a City of Tucson Parks and Recreation employee was in the process of cleaning Mansfield Park (2000 N. 4th Ave.) when he located a male and a female who were sleeping at a ramada. When the employee asked the pair to leave the area, the male refused and swung a bicycle pump at the employee. A struggle ensued and the male and the employee ended up on the ground. During that time, the female struck the employee in the back several times. The employee then felt a sharp pain on his leg and disengaged with the male. The employee realized he had been stabbed. The male and female fled northbound on bicycles. The pair had also taken some of the victim’s property.

The employee was transported to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Detectives from the Robbery Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. The suspects are known to frequent Mansfield Park and were described as follows:

Male suspect –

  • Caucasian
  •  20-25 years of age,
  • 6’00”, thin build
  • short sandy blond hair.
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
  • Carrying a black backpack.

Female suspect –

  • Hispanic female,
  • 20-25 years of age,
  • 5’5”, 100lbs
  • long black hair.
  • Has numerous tattoos to include the top of her feet.
  • Last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt.

If you see these suspects, please call 911 immediately and do not approach. If you have any information on this incident or the identity of the suspects, please call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463). You can remain anonymous.