Mike Cook Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Pine Mountain (August 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.)—According to a news release by Sgt. Mark Brown of the Kern County Sheriff’s Frazier Park Substation, Michael Cook was arrested for attempted burglary and possession of methamphetamine today. According to the sergeant’s statement, at about 1:35 p.m. a deputy completed an investigation into a burglary that occurred on the 2300 block of Symonds Drive, in Pine Mountain, on August 3, 2012. He located the suspect, Michael Cook, near the intersection of Cypress Way and Symonds Drive and arrested him.

Cook’s name was raised by law enforcement in a community meeting earlier this year as a suspect regarding burglaries in Pine Mountain and Piñon Pines. He was arrested after stolen articles were found in his possession. He was sentenced to nine months in jail, and released after about three months. He has been back in the community for over a month, neighbors say.

This is part of the August 17, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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