Police Dispatch

Communing With Nature

River and Craycroft Roads, Oct. 6, 4:43 p.m.

A naked man was arrested in a wash, after a resident complained to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

A deputy responded to the wash and encountered the man, who was lying in the sand completely nude. He provided the name George Helter when asked, but PCSD was unable to confirm that as his identity. The man had no identification on him.

According to the report, the man seemed disoriented and unsure of where he was. He claimed he was a "naturalist" who just wanted to be in the desert.

The man consented to a search of his belongings. A deputy turned up a wrist tag with a name on it. According to the report, the man said the name on the tag was his, "once removed."

"That is the name of my brother," he reportedly said. "I use it for the health center."

A deputy arrested the man for indecent exposure. He was booked into Pima County Adult Detention Center as John Doe pending identification.

Out Of Reach

Fort Lowell Road and Alvernon Way, Oct. 2, 5:53 p.m.

According to a PCSD report, a man threw his wheelchair-bound girlfriend's belongings on her apartment roof during a spat.

The girlfriend met a deputy outside her apartment and displayed her hands, which were reportedly scraped up. She claimed her boyfriend was responsible for the injuries.

However, the woman allegedly became irate when the deputy wanted to photograph the woman's hands and the inside of her apartment to document what had happened. She reportedly told the deputy to leave and began to wheel herself away.

Witnesses said the woman's boyfriend, 39-year-old Russell Thomas Scholz, came out of his girlfriend's apartment screaming. One witness told authorities that Scholz had yelled about his girlfriend owing him $20. Another confirmed the woman's claims that Scholz had punched her in the eye.

Scholz, who was later spotted walking near a park, told deputies he thought a restraining order that had been placed against him by his girlfriend was no longer in effect. Later, he said he had only become aware of the order on that day, not two weeks prior, as he had originally asserted, the report stated.

He also claimed his girlfriend had gotten a black eye by falling out of her wheelchair.

Deputies arrested Scholz on one count each of assault and criminal damage, and two counts each of disorderly conduct and interfering with judicial proceedings.

Scholz told a deputy he was not worried about being convicted on the charges, because his girlfriend "is in a wheelchair, and she never shows up to any type of court proceedings," the report said.