I wonder if they thought that Eli Hallman was
his father Hugh Hallman and beat him up for that reason?
On the other hand did the idiot just fall off of the mountain and make up the lame excuse that he fell off the mountains?
I wonder was Eli Hallman smoking marijuana or drinking beer on A Mountain and fall off, instead of being beaten up as he claimed?
Not that I have anything against that. I think we should legalize ALL drugs, and make remove all restrictions on drinking.
The problem I have is the cops are giving special treatment to Hugh Hallman's son.
Last but not least was he trespassing on the mountain? I thought it closed after dark? Yep. That is correct. According to this Tempe web site the park hours are 6 AM to 10 PM (Unless otherwise posted.) I suspect Eli Hallman was trespassing.
Again it seems like the Tempe Police are giving special treatment to Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman's son Eli.
Tempe Mayor Hallman's son apparently assaulted
by Catherine Crook and Daniel Kemp - Aug. 18, 2011 10:10 AM
The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team
Tempe mayor Hugh Hallman's 18-year-old son Eli was apparently assaulted on "A" Mountain Thursday morning and taken to a nearby hospital.
Hugh Hallman said his son, an Arizona State University student, went out for a hike on the mountain around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.
"He wanted to wait until the sun went down so it was cooler," Hallman said. "From what he remembers, there were three fellows who assaulted him. He is suffering from brain trauma, a broken jaw and lacerations on his face."
After the incident Eli Hallman was able to make it to a dormitory a mile and a half away from the mountain to find help.
The 911 call for the incident came in at 2:15 a.m. by an unknown party, said Tempe Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal.
According to the mayor, Eli Hallman is scheduled for surgery later this afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police are currently investigating the incident and have no suspects so far. The Tempe Police Department plans to maintain jurisdiction of the case involving the mayor's son.
A portion of the mountain was closed for the investigation but has since reopened.
Aug. 18, 2011 11:21 AM ET
Son of Tempe mayor injured overnight
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tempe police say the son of Mayor Hugh Hallman has been hospitalized after he was injured overnight on "A'' Mountain near the Arizona State University campus.
Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal (kar-BUH'-hahl) tells The Associated Press they are treating the case as an assault against 18-year-old Eli Hallman. Detectives are still investigating to determine what happened.
Police aren't sure if Hallman fell or tumbled off part of the mountain early Thursday morning.
Carbajal says Hallman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Hugh Hallman tells KSAZ-TV (bit.ly/pldogz) his son has head trauma, a broken jaw and lacerations on his face. Hallman says his son is expected to make a full recovery and will undergo surgery Thursday to set his jaw.
Mayor’s Son Says He Was Assaulted on Mountain
Published : Thursday, 18 Aug 2011, 7:11 AM MST
TEMPE, Ariz. - There was a heavy police presence on the campus of Arizona State University Thursday morning, and it had nothing to do with the fact that classes were starting.
Eli Hallman, 18, told Tempe police he was assaulted on the “A” Mountain at about 2:15 a.m.
Part of the mountain was shut down for the investigation, but police have not yet elaborated on what, if anything, was found.
Hallman is the son of Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, who told Fox 10 that his son suffered head trauma, a broken jaw and lacerations on his face.
Hallman said his son is expected to make a full recovery and will undergo surgery Thursday to set his jaw. He is being treated at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital.
Hallman said his son is a rock climber and was hiking at the time. He said he is grateful for the community's concern.
Police did not yet know if Hallman may have been targeted because his father is the mayor of Tempe.
Officers said they are looking for any possible witnesses to give them suspect information. They do not yet know why Hallman was hiking at that time.
Tempe police close probe on incident involving mayor's son
by Dianna M. Náñez - Sept. 2, 2011 03:00 PM
The Arizona Republic
The Tempe Police Department has closed its investigation into an alleged assault reported last month at "A" Mountain by Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman's 18-year old son, Eli.
Hallman reported going to the mountain to hike at around 10 p.m. Aug. 17. He told police he was about three-quarters of the way up the mountain when he saw three college-aged males, adding that one of the males pushed him off the mountain.
He said he walked back to toward Arizona State University's Hassayampa dorm, near Rural Road and Apache Boulevard, where two unidentified people helped him into Hassayampa's lobby. Hallman enrolled as a freshman at ASU this year.
ASU police received a 2:19 a.m. call on Aug. 18 reporting an injured person. Hallman had "blood all over his face, shirt, hands, and pants," according to the report.
The Tempe Fire Department took Hallman to the hospital where he was later released after being treated for head trauma, a broken jaw and several cuts. Police searched the mountain on Aug. 18 and found no evidence, no crime scene, no suspects and no witnesses.
"Hallman declined to aid in prosecution," and the case was closed "due to the victim's request," according to the report.
Tempe police are not charging Hallman with filing a false report because although no evidence of a crime was found his injuries "could be consistent with an assault."
Hallman said he was at "A" Mountain past park preserve curfew. It is illegal to be at the mountain between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Violating the curfew is a misdemeanor with a fine of not more than $2,500 or six months in jail.
Sgt. Steve Carbajal, a Tempe police spokesman, said Hallman is not being charged with violating the curfew because there was no evidence to establish the exact location of the alleged assault.
"Eli's statements alone are not sufficient to support a charge," Carbajal wrote in an e-mailed statement.
On Friday, Carbajal told The Arizona Republic that the mountain was still considered a safe place for public recreation.
"We have not seen similar incidents before this and we haven't seen it after this," he said. "I don't think at this point that there's any reason for concern as it relates to (safety at) the Hayden Butte Preserve."
If new information becomes available Tempe detectives will evaluate that information and follow-up, he stated in an e-mail.
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