A 46-year-old man accused of committing several commercial burglaries in the Palm Springs area pleaded not guilty Monday to various felony charges.

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, detectives investigated several burglaries, mostly of restaurants, allegedly committed by the same person over the past few weeks and identified Kenneth Gene Cook of Thousand Palms as a suspect.

Detectives found Cook in Thousand Palms and took him into custody on Thursday, according to police.

Cook was charged with 14 felony counts — seven for burglary and seven for vandalism. He pleaded not guilty to all charges on Monday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.

He has a felony settlement conference set for Aug. 9 at the Banning Justice Center.

Cook was being held at the John J. Benoit Detention Center, and Judge Burke E. Strunsky set his bail at $150,000 morning, according to court records.

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