Indiana State Police officers from the Putnamville Post arrested 55-year-old Thomas P. Skene Tuesday afternoon at his rural home at 105 E. U.S. 40, south of Greencastle.
Tuesday's arrest comes one month after officers from the state police responded to Skene's property to investigate a report of stolen equipment.
ISP Sgt. Rich Myers told the BannerGraphic that a total of 60 vehicles were recovered by police and that 42 of them were determined to be stolen.
Skene is alleged to have been buying, selling, shipping and storing stolen vehicle parts.
In addition to the stolen equipment, state police reportedly recovered methamphetamines and marijuana along with miscellaneous paraphernalia from Skene's property.
Skene was arrested, without incident, at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence and transported to the Putnam County Jail on charges of auto theft, dealing in altered auto parts, receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamines, dealing in methamphetamines, possession of marijuana and dealing in marijuana.
The case has been handed over to the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office for review.