Stealing from dollar store lands one in jail

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Trying to steal from a local dollar store was a bad decision for one Minden man.

George Puffer, 54, of the 1100 block of Shreveport Road, was arrested by Minden Police last week for felony theft and 4 active bench warrants.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Anthony Miller responded to the call from a Shreveport Road dollar store in reference to a theft.

“The officer reviewed video footage of the theft with the assistant manager,” Cropper said. “Ofc. Miller said the suspect looked like a guy named George Puffer. He was wearing a light colored shirt, dark jeans, a hat and reading glasses.”

Puffer was reportedly located at a Shreveport Road motel. According to the chief, he was wearing the same clothes as shown in the video footage.

“Puffer admitted on body cam to stealing a box of pain medicine,” said the chief. “He had 4 active local bench warrants through us and two previous convictions for theft in his criminal history.”

Puffer was booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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