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A 46-year-old man accused of committing several commercial burglaries in the Palm Springs area was charged Monday with 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 subsequently 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 was being held at the John J. Benoit Detention Center, and Judge Burke E. Strunsky set his bail at $150,000 Monday morning, according to court records.

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