UPDATE: Stolen Equipment Recovered in Anderson
Last evening, around 6:30 p.m. the Pendleton State Police Post received a call from a man who said he had just found some construction equipment, which had been stolen earlier in the day from the company where he works, at an address in Anderson. Trooper Dana Harvey responded to the address and could see a skid loader, that the man said was stolen, from the road.
A search warrant for the property in the 4000 block of north SR9 was obtained, and officers ended up recovering several pieces of construction equipment that were listed as stolen. Two skid loaders, five stolen trucks and two wreckers, all in different stages of disassembly, were recovered at the property, along with new building supplies that included bath tubs, toilets and sinks, as well as an assortment of hand tools.
Later, troopers served a search warrant on a remote property on Layton Rd. in Anderson. Investigators ended up locating a stolen excavator and two more stolen trucks. They later recovered a stolen excavator and truck left in a public lot in Anderson.
Six trailers, all stolen, were also recovered between both properties. Several pieces of the stolen construction equipment and tools, along with some of the trailers, have been returned to their owners.
But investigators and the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office are asking for the public’s help. If anyone has any information about the stolen equipment, or if any contractors in central Indiana have recently had any construction equipment stolen or construction site supplies like hand tools, bath tubs or shower stalls, please call the Pendleton State Police Post for Detective Tony Klettheimer, or Detective David Preston at 765-778-2121.
At this point investigators say a conservative estimate would value the recovered stolen property at just over $500,000. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.