Seven people have been arrested after an investigation into the theft of several pieces equipment and authorities say that more arrests are possible.

A Shelby County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says that from late 2014 to the summer of 2015, their investigators, with the help of Indiana State Police, the Hancock County Sheriff Department, the National

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department

Insurance Crime Bureau, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office, recovered several pieces of stolen equipment. Authorities say they include nine skid-steer loaders, two backhoes, a mini excavator, multiple all terrain vehicles, a compact tractor with implements, a large construction excavator and multiple trailers. The estimated value of all of the items recovered is over $800,000. All of these items, say the Sheriff’s Department, were stolen from homes and businesses in Hancock, Hendricks, Hamilton, Marion, Johnson, Monroe, and Rush counties from 2008 to 2015. They say that the stolen items were ultimately taken to Shelby County.

Shelby County authorities say that the following arrests have been made:

Tracey K. Shaw, 52, of Flat Rock; – Corrupt Business Influence (Class C Felony), Corrupt Business Influence (Level 5 Felony), Two Counts of Receiving Stolen Property (Class D Felony), Theft (Level 5 Felony) and Two Counts of Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Kevin D. Croucher, 40, of Flat Rock – Corrupt Business Influence (Class C Felony), Corrupt Business Influence (Level 5 Felony), Three counts of Receiving stolen property (Class D Felony), Two counts of Theft (Level 5 Felony) and Two counts of Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Andrew N. Harker, 41, of St. Paul – Corrupt Business Influence (Class C Felony), Corrupt Business Influence (Level 5 Felony), Two counts of Receiving stolen Property (Class D Felony), Two counts of Theft (Level 5 Felony) and Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Anthony L. Harker, 46, of Waldron – Theft (Level 5 Felony);

Jamey W. Pierce, 49, of Flat Rock – Theft (Level 5 Felony) and Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Richard O. Mumaw, 51, of Flat Rock – Two Counts of Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Aaron J. Christy, 32, of Indianapolis – Corrupt Business Influence (Level 5 Felony), Two counts of Theft (Level 5 Felony) and Theft (Level 6 Felony);

Shelby County authorities say that the investigation is ongoing.