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Couple arguing near Trail Tree charged with various crimes unrelated to Domestic – Mon. May 21
On Wednesday May 16th, Officers with the Rensselaer Police Department responded to the area of I-65 and SR 114 to assist Jasper County. A report was made of a domestic situation between a male and female near Trail Tree and the subjects involved left traveling eastbound in a black pick up.
Officer Vanderhere was first to arrive in the area and located the truck as it was traveling east over the I-65 overpass. He turned around and noticed that the truck had no license place and initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Jasper County Deputies arrived at that time to assist in the investigation.
Officers spoke with the driver Tony Alexander of Kentucky and passenger Rebecca Salaz of Wisconsin. Salaz advised she was yelling because the truck would not run but there was no argument between her and Alexander. A check on the VIN was performed and it was learned that the truck had been reported stolen out of Kentucky in 2017.
An inventory of the trucks contents was completed prior to being towed and inside officers located paraphernalia and prescription medication that was not prescribed to either person. The truck was impounded to be held until the reporting agency could make arrangements.
Tony Alexander was arrested for Auto Theft and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, both level 6 felonies and Possession of Paraphernalia which is a class A misdemeanor due to a prior conviction.
Rebecca Salaz was booked in on charges of Criminal Trespassing, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Visiting a Common Nuisance which are class A misdemeanors as well as Possession of Paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Press release from Rensselaer PD.