Two Arrested For Metal Theft In Mankato 29 Nov 11

Two Mankato residents were arrested Sunday night after allegedly stealing over $1,200 worth of metal from a Mankato business. The crime occurred at just before 9pm Sunday on North Riverfront Drive in Mankato. An employee of the business who stopped in late to work noticed 3 people loading a pickup truck with metal tubing from a shed. 62-year-old Dianne Lee Brandt and 21-year-old James Russell Brandt were arrested by Mankato Police and taken to the Blue Earth County Jail. A 12-year-old was also apparently involved, but was released to a parent. The adults face charges of burglary and felony theft. Authorities have not said if the juvenile will be charged.