Mankato Police have made a major step forward in the investigation into the theft of construction materials on the north end of the city on June 14th.

Commander Dan Schisel said, “The Mankato Department of Public Safety has identified the owner of the vehicle and the owner of the trailer, however, we have not made contact with that owner yet.”

The department and local media distributed still pictures from a video that showed a black pickup and trailer being used to load the stolen construction materials and Schisel said, “We appreciate everyone calling in and the tips that we received and hopefully that will help us continue our investigation into this incident of construction materials that were taken from Castle Pines area.”

The name of the owner of the vehicle has not yet been released.