Dump truck stolen near Hwy. 70 found in St. Paul

A dump truck stolen from a construction site near Highway 70 in Pine County has been recovered in St. Paul.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reports that on the evening of July 15, Pine County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle prowl at the Shafer Contracting construction site office and storage area near Highway 70 and Interstate 35. A Shafer employee told deputies that one of the dump trucks had been moved and that a person or persons had rummaged through other tools and equipment at the site.

On the morning of July 16, another Shafer employee realized that a 2005 Sterling dump truck was missing from the site. A witness advised that the truck was seen leaving at approximately 8:30 p.m. and heading westbound on Highway 70.

The dump truck was described as having a red cab, yellow/orange dump box with dried cement possibly stuck on the rear of the box, and the Shafer Contracting logo on the cab doors.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that the truck was recovered in St. Paul on July 17, but did not state whether or not arrests had been made in connection with the case.

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