Tempe police typically deal with a spike in house-party complaints when a semester starts. // ]]>. » Get azcentral.com mobile! In December 2011, ASU condemned the properties. One underage fraternity member died after drinking. One man told him some “Dekes,” as the fraternity’s members are known, had beaten up some TKE members and they were there to get revenge. The crowded scene, however, meant that no one would get a good view of the incident that would bring paramedics and, later, police to the house. Reno and his friend Caleb Everett walked around the complex looking for his girlfriend. Adelphi Commons I and Vista del Sol are next to one another, which officials tout as a selling point. Cookies must be enabled on your browser to view this site. Working with a developer, they would build a fraternity village of houses, apartment complexes, and a hotel and a conference center on the parcel near University Drive and Rural Road, the southern portion of what had been Alpha Drive. In June, ASU revoked its recognition of SAE. He had requested zoning hearings, was getting a development group to pencil out costs and had talked to hotel chains. He had then gone to visit a friend in Tempe and, when he got his girlfriend’s text, figured he would say goodnight before heading back to the West Valley. © 2020 azcentral.com. Noah Johnson. “It was a series of incidents in a relatively short period of time, and that’s what made headlines,” Renzuli said. The victim said the men then went to the apartments across the street. He has worked on the city’s “party patrols” for years but said these frat bashes were a little more intense. They turned over a Ping-Pong table and then went up to a member of the fraternity getting home from work. Indeed, he said, the final closing of Alpha Drive in 2012 displaced only a handful of students, so that could not have been the cause. They drove to Everett’s Tempe apartment, where other friends were waiting. She started college this fall, at a university in the Pacific Northwest. //