A routine traffic stop on South Boulevard resulted in the apprehension of an alleged arsonist wanted in Vigo County on Tuesday.
Alexandria Bayliff, 31, of Linden, now faces new charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, trafficking with an inmate and false informing in addition to the Vigo County arson charge, according to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, after she gave a fake name to Crawfordsville Police Department Sgt.
Walden was on patrol Tuesday when he noticed a vehicle with expired plates.
Walden discovered the false identification by cross-referencing BMV photos of Billingsley and Bayliff. Walden then transported Bayliff to the Montgomery County Jail once dispatch advised she was wanted on a Vigo County warrant for arson, according to the affidavit.
En route to the jail, Bayliff informed Walden that she “had a pipe in her bra and a pipe in her underwear,” and denied possessing any other illegal substance on her person. Walden advised Bayliff she would not face any additional charges for the pipes since she “did not attempt to take them into the jail,” the affidavit reads.
“One plastic baggie contained plant material that looked and smelled like marijuana,” and “in other baggies there was a white crystal substance that appeared to be methamphetamine,” the affidavit reads.
Her initial hearing has been scheduled for 1:15 p.m.