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Grand Haven man charged with stalking 17-year-old girl

Posted at 6:54 AM, Apr 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-17 06:54:56-04

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A Grand Haven man has been ordered to wear a GPS tether after his arraignment Thursday on charges of stalking a minor.

Bert Cook, 31, was arrested on the felony charge Thursday morning after Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched on a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle watching homes near 96th Avenue and Port Sheldon Road.

Cook was stopped on 96th Avenue and admitted he was watching the home of a 17-year-old girl, said a sheriff’s department release. He had not contacted the girl, but he had been watching her using binoculas, the department said.

A judge in Hudsonville District Court fined Cook $3,000 in addition to ordering Cook to wear a CPS tether.

Cook remains in Ottawa County Jail pending bond.