Woman caught burglarizing post office

A Ruston woman was taken into custody Sunday morning after an alert witness saw her allegedly stealing packages from the U.S. Post Office on East Georgia Avenue.

Ruston Police responded to a call from the witness who reported seeing a woman come from the rear of the post office carrying packages and then returning to the back of the building. While an officer was speaking with the witness, the women returned to the front of the post office with more packages.

The woman identified herself to officers as Joyce Myer but had no identification. She said the packages were hers and she was trying to get to her residence.

Officers found none of the labels on the packages matched the name the woman gave or her address. A records check did not find a Joyce Myer.

A post office supervisor arrived and said the back gate was open for delivery truck access. The supervisor indicated an area where packages were kept in a fenced private section open only to authorized personnel.

Further database searches led to the identification of the suspect as Pamela Snowden, 50, of Ruston.

Snowden was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for simple burglary and resisting an officer by giving a false name.

Bail was set at $9,500.

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