Woman returns to business to allegedly steal more clothing

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Returning to the scene of past alleged crimes has resulted in the arrest of a Princeton woman in Minden.

Masalyn Harper, 56, of the 1600 block of Winfield Rd., is charged with felony theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, entry after forbidden, fugitive from Probation & Parole and fugitive from Minden Police.

Police Chief Elect Jared McIver said Lt. Joel Kendrick, Ofc. Reece Tewell and Off. Heather Feeback discovered Harper on the premises of a Sibley Road business.

“She was stealing donated clothing and had been verbally banned from the property by the owner on a previous date,” McIver said. “During a search, officers discovered a glass tube commonly used for smoking crack cocaine on Ms. Harper’s person.”

According to records, Harper was convicted for simple burglary in 1990 and 2000. She has 2 arrests for thefts in 1999, 2 burglaries in 2000, burglary in 2004, robbery in 2012, theft in 2018 and burglary in 2019.

She has 2 outstanding warrants through MPD and is wanted by Probation & Parole.

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