Police Beat

By Laura Ingalls

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A man was arrested after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her roommate early Saturday.

Police are seeking charges of assault, criminal trespassing, false reporting to law enforcement and two counts of failure to appear against Timothy M. Ochoa, 19, of the 2200 block of East Sixth Street.

The victims reportedly were walking home from a fraternity house about 1:30 a.m. when Ochoa drove by with another girl in his car. He spotted the victims and got out of the car to approach them.

When they began to run toward the fraternity house, Ochoa got back in the car, caught up to them and exited the car, running toward them. He then reportedly grabbed each girl by the arm and tried to talk to his ex-girlfriend who resisted him.

Fraternity members rescued the women.

Ochoa was arrested Tuesday in his ex-girlfriend's class in Social Sciences. He has been attending the class although he is not a student, police said.

Police noticed that Ochoa had a test paper in front of him that bore the name Jay Montieri. When asked about the test, Ochoa said he was registered under that name. Later when police asked him if he was registered under the other name, he told police Montieri was a friend whose test he was taking.

Police later discovered Jay Montieri is not registered as a student.

The victims first reported that Ochoa had visited their residence hall room several times between Sept. 1 and Sept. 10 to speak to his ex-girlfriend.

The ex-girlfriend told police Ochoa approached her several times on campus and asked why she would not talk to him. When she told him to leave her alone, Ochoa persisted before leaving.

The victims also received constant phone calls between 11:15 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 from Ochoa who plead to talk to the ex-girlfriend, insulted her and then apologized in later calls.


The man who appeared nude on the UA Mall Monday was arrested shortly after 1 p.m.

Police charged Bruce Friedemann, 38, of the 800 block of East Lee Street, with disorderly conduct after two students complained about his nudity.

Friedemann, who appeared on the Mall with signs rebuking the state's nudity law, told police his conduct was not obscene and signed his citation false arrest.


About $1,285 in electronic equipment was stolen from the football stadium skyboxes between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Someone stole a television, video cassette recorder, compact disc player, tape player and cables from Skybox Scholarship Suites, 533 N. Vine Ave.

Police responded to an alarm in the skyboxes at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday but were informed by two UA employees that there had been a problem with the alarm on Friday. Police reset the alarm in room 430 and left the skyboxes.

About an hour later, a fire safety employee checking the device told police he noticed items missing from Room 430 that had been in the room on Friday.

Police have no suspects.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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