Sergeant B. Bird of the Sesame Street privacy enforcement agency confirmed the arrest at a press conference this morning
"We have been following the activities of the Cookie Monster for some time now, after we recieved an anonymous tip-off that he was using cookies illegally.
"After an extensive investigation and surveillance operation, we can confirm we made an arrest at 8:00am this morning."
In a statement released to the press, the Cookie Monster simply said "me love cookie". Stay tuned for more updates on this story.