Woman reported missing after party

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 20, 2000

An Austin woman remains missing after not coming home after a Saturday night birthday party for a friend.

Monday, November 20, 2000

An Austin woman remains missing after not coming home after a Saturday night birthday party for a friend.

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The Austin Police Department has listed Millie Brooks Rinaldi as a missing person and asked area law enforcement agencies for assistance in looking for the woman.

According to a police report, Mario Rinaldi reported his wife missing Sunday morning after she failed to return home from a party at Torge’s Bar and Grill at the Holiday Inn in Austin.

The woman’s car was found in the Holiday Inn parking lot with her purse inside.

She is described as 25 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, with shoulder-length auburn hair. She was last seen wearing a multicolored sweater, black pants, boots and a waist-length black leather coat.

There was no evidence of violence in or about the woman’s car and the woman was last seen going to a private party in a room at the Holiday Inn.

Relatives told police the woman had confided to them she was depressed.

Anyone seeing the woman is asked to call the Austin-Mower County Law Enforcement Center at 437-9400.

Dealer missing auto

Mel Saxton’s Austin Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc. has reported a vehicle stolen.

The car is a 1995 white Ford Contour four-door model with Minnesota license plates 075-PVT.

No vehicle matching the description was reported loaned to anyone for a test drive, according to the victim.

The vehicle was reported stolen sometime between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, according to an Austin Police Department report.

Items stolen from locker

Houng Doan reported the theft of items from her locker at Quality Pork Processors Inc. in Austin.

According to an Austin Police Department report, Doan is missing a check from Allstate Insurance Co. in the amount of $6,500, plus two 18-carat gold bracelets for a total loss of $6,700.

Doan also is missing her resident alien identification and a QPP insurance identification card.

The items were taken from Doan’s locker sometime during her shift between 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 a.m. Nov. 17.

Suspects apprehended

LEROY – Mower County Sheriff’s Department deputies tracked three burglary suspects in the snow and captured all of them early today.

The trio remain in the Mower County Jail, where they are being questioned in connection with an apparent burglary at Isenberg Equipment in LeRoy.

According to a Sheriff’s Department report, a deputy on routine patrol at 2:30 a.m. today spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle parked near the John Deere implement dealer along Highway 56 at the west edge of LeRoy.

He radioed for assistance and the two deputies discovered forced entry to a front door of the business and a rear exit door also forced open.

They spotted tracks in the snow and began tracking the suspects. One of the suspects was discovered at a residence 3 1/2 miles northwest of LeRoy. The other two men were apprehended in LeRoy near 6 a.m. today.