Police Continue Search for Serial Burglar

Police Continue Search for Serial Burglar

A past booking photo of William Cook, and the vehicle he is suspected of driving

ELK GROVE—Police are continuing their search for a 35-year-old suspect who is suspected of burglarizing retail business and restaurants in Elk Grove, and are asking the public for their help.

Police have identified 35-year-old William Cook on surveillance video footage as the person shown breaking into the businesses. Detectives have connected the suspect to four commercial burglaries since August 1, 2015. Police say he may be driving a silver or gray 1997 through 2004 model VW Golf.

A $250,000 felony burglary warrant has been issued for Cook’s arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering 274637 on a cellphone, followed by Tip732 and the message.

Available records show that Cook has been arrested several times over the past few years in the Sacramento area. In January of 2011 he was charged with burglary and criminal conspiracy. In February 2012 he was arrested for battery on a peace officer. Later in 2012 he was charged with selling marijuana and cocaine, possessing stolen property, and a firearm along with controlled substances. He was also charged with committing a felony while out on bail, and criminal conspiracy.

In 2013 he was arrested again for selling marijuana, grand theft, possession of narcotic controlled substances, and probation violations.

Police Continue Search for Serial Burglar was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by admin
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