By Kristen Pownall

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Three members of Delta Tau Delta fraternity were involved in an alleged "hazing" incident at Arizona-Sonora Hall Friday afternoon.

Police received reports of students on the forth floor of the hall "getting out of hand," police said. When police arrived, a student who identified himself as a member of Delta Tau Delta told police he and other fraternity members came to the hall to "kidnap" a pledge, police said. The student admitted to using a telephone cord to restrain the pledge, a resident of the hall.

Police went to speak with the pledge, who was in his room and was "breathing very hard," police said. When asked what happened, the student said "Nothing, really."

The student claimed he and the others were "wrestling" because they were trying to tie him up with a telephone cord, police said. The student refused to make a complaint and was "very uncooperative and vague" about answering questions, police said.

The students were warned that they could be arrested for disorderly conduct, police said. Greek Life and the Dean of Students' office were informed of the incident, police said.


A UA student suffered a broken nose Wednesday night after a single-bicycle accident under Arizona Stadium.

Police arrived to see the 22-year-old student lying on the ground, bleeding from facial injuries. The student told police he was travelling north on North Vine Avenue when his bicycle suddenly "locked up" and he flew over the handlebars, police said.

Paramedics took the student to UMC to be treated for a broken nose and abrasions to his face and hands.


A 52-year-old UA student was arrested on charges of drinking in public in front of Old Main Tuesday morning.

John F. Halbig, no address listed, was arrested after police received reports of a "very intoxicated elderly man" at the Fiddlee Fig, police said. Police saw a man meeting the description sitting on a bench in front of Old Main.

Halbig was drinking from a paper cup which police noticed contained alcohol. Halbig admitted he was drinking liquor and handed police a bottle of alcohol.

Halbig was then cited and released.

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