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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 1, 1998
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Four students were arrested on suspicion of underage drinking Tuesday night when police saw them drinking in a bar.

Officers were driving by Delissimo restaurant, 749 N. Park Ave., at 11:54 p.m., when they heard someone inside the bar say, "There's the cops," police reports stated.

Another officer riding by on a bike also saw the minors inside the crowded restaurant drinking what appeared to be beer.

Police then saw three female students walk out. They were stopped and checked for identification and the officer cited Danielle Didio, 18, and Melanie Beth Leiter, 19, both residents of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., on suspicion of underage drinking. Also was cited Kendra Nicole Audilett, 18, of the 5400 block of North Flint Rd., on suspicion of underage drinking, reports stated.

After the citations, officers entered the restaurant and about 30 people quickly walked out, according to the officers. Most of the people leaving appeared to be under 21.

Police stopped student Barry Alan Smith, 19, also of Coronado Residence Hall, and asked him if he had been drinking. Smith told police he had consumed one drink. Officers cited him on suspicion of underage drinking and released him.

According to reports, the manager of the restaurant told police he was trying to monitor the drinking, but because it was so crowded in the restaurant, he had been unable to card all the customers.

A student studying at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., called university police Tuesday afternoon after she became wary of a man sitting across from her.

The student told officers she was studying on the third floor of the library at 3:50 p.m. when she noticed a man drop something onto the floor, police reports stated.

As the man leaned over to pick up the item, the student told police she noticed a penlight beam shining near her dress. She asked the man what he was doing, and he told her, "Just picking up my penlight," reports stated.

The student told the man, "I'm going to report you," and then she left to call UAPD.

When police arrived, the student described the man and later pointed to a man sitting in a chair by the main doors.

Police approached him and spoke with him. He denied involvement, reports stated.

Police then asked the man if he had a penlight in his backpack, and he told them no, but agreed to let officers search the pack. No penlight was found.

A UA student called university police early Tuesday morning to report her roommate missing, police reports stated. The woman was later found in her dorm room.

The resident of Babcock Inn, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., told officers at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday that her roommate had been expected home at midnight.

The concerned student believed her roommate might be at the Main Library, 1501 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

Officers went to the library and searched the entire building but couldn't find her.

According to reports, the resident told police she had last seen her roommate at 1:40 p.m. Monday and officers gave her a number to call if her roommate didn't surface.

According to reports, police were able to contact the missing roommate at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in her dorm room. She told police she had been at her parents' house and then went home.

A student caught a man trying to make off with his bike Tuesday evening.

The student told police he secured his bike on the west side of the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., and when he emerged from the building at 6:30 p.m., he saw a man with a black ponytail leaning over the bike, police reports stated.

The student told police he said to the man, "Hey, what the hell are you doing? That's my bike!" The man responded, "This is my bike. I've got the keys over there," reports stated.

The student then told the man he was going to call the police and the man then walked up to the student, handed him his cut bike cable lock and quickly began to walk south down Highland Avenue.

As the man was walking away, another man joined him and the student watched the man with the ponytail continue to walk down Highland Avenue. The other man reportedly went through an alleyway and south down Seventh Street.

The student told police he was unable to remember enough details about the man's appearance for a composite sketch.

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