Using posted videos to track location or find data

First off, please understand I am not asking for this to try to stalk or harass someone, nor do I think this falls under some kind of hacking issue (to my knowledge). I ask because there have been videos posted in my home town of someone, on Instagram, stealing and either abusing or killing animals. The police have been contacted as well, but are asking for tipe. Is it possible to somehow pull metadata from a person’s profile or posted video to track that IP address in a legal way?

I do want to help, but I also realize how this sounds and how much of a liability it opens up as privacy concerns. Just looking to see if it can be done.