Piñon Pines / Pine Mountain / Frazier Park, CA (Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:50 p.m.)— After months of turmoil in the Mountain Communities over break-ins and burglaries throughout the region, "a person of interest" was apprehended on other charges on March 12 and this evening, March 20, Kern County Sheriff’s Sergeant Mark Brown reported that a consensual search of the residence where Michael Cook, 34 was staying yielded discovery of stolen property from a home on Tirol Drive in the Pine Mountain community. 

"What caught my attention was, I saw the American Indian decorations, and that appeared suspicious," Brown said.

"We called the victim of [one of the burglaries] on Tirol [in Pine Mountain] and she identified the stuff as her property. So we upgraded the criminal complaint [against MIchael Cook] to Residential Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. I’m very happy with my deputies right now," Brown reported in an interview this evening.

Read the full story in this week’s issue of The Mountain Enterprise, on newsstands Thursday morning, March 22.



This is part of the March 16, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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