On July 12, 2022, at about 6:21 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area conducted a vehicle investigation on an occupied, suspicious vehicle parked on the 1600 block of Heartwood Drive.
During their investigation, deputies found that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Blue Lake. Deputies contacted a male suspect inside the vehicle. The man initially provided deputies with a false name but was later identified as 28-year-old Steven Robert Cooke. Cooke was found to have an outstanding out-of-county warrant for his arrest.
Cooke was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)), false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)), in addition to his bench warrant (PC 978.5).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Steven Robert Cooke Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility