Since Wednesday, officers have recovered everything from a John Deere tractor, to several backhoes, semi-tractor trailers, various truck parts, freight containers, a grain truck and even a pontoon boat.
The items are being housed and inventoried at Curtis Wrecker Service, located just off Interstate 70 in Morgan County.
Perry said all but two of the items have been determined stolen, based on a search of vehicle identification numbers. A majority of the items are believed to have been stolen from construction sites and private businesses located in Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Monroe and Putnam counties, the trooper said.
The earliest theft dates back to December of last year, and the most recent was just a couple of months ago. Perry said the items were recovered from two properties, which he declined to identify; one in Putnam County and the other in Owen.
Perry would not identify Skene as a suspect but said, "there are strong leads in the case" and that he anticipated an arrest, or arrests, next week.
Investigators are still trying to figure out why someone would steal the items since it doesn't appear they were being resold, however, Perry said officers did recover an unspecified amount of illegal drugs in addition to the equipment.
Perry himself would not identify any of the owners of the vehicles in storage.
As for the value of the stolen items, Perry said the officers haven't even begun to develop a figure yet.