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Michael Cawthorn has Been Arrested for Prowling in Milpitas

Michael Cawthorn has been arrested for prowling in someone’s backyard in Milpitas on Oct. 28.   The man was identified as 38-year-old Campbell resident, Michael Cawthorn.  Around 1:31 a.m. Milpitas Police Department arrived at the house and found Cawthorn hiding in the backyard with nine grams of cocaine on him.   

Police took him into custody without incident.  Officials say Cawthorn had an outstanding $250 thousand felony warrant for an assault with a deadly weapon in San Jose.   Cawthorn was also on probation out of Santa Clara County for resisting arrest, felony evading, and domestic violence, according to authorities.    He has now been booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail. 


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