HICKSVILLE POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN ARMED ROBBERY AND SEX OFFENSE

Police in the village of Hicksville reported two arrests in the past 24 hours.At about 11:32 last night, an armed robbery was reported at the Marathon Gas Station on East High Street in Hickville.A male suspect indicated to the cashier there was a firearm involved, and he demanded money.The suspect fled from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, driving off in a vehicle.Officers were able to identify the suspect as 57 year old Henry Bernal of Hicksville.Just before 12:30 this morning, Hicksville Police and the Defiance County Sheriff’s office arrested Bernal at his home in Hicksville, charging him with Armed Robbery.Bernal is now being held at the regional jail, pending an appearance in Defiance Municipal Court Wednesday.

Hicksville Police also made an arrest Monday in a case involving a sexual offense.39 year old Samuel A. West of Hicksville was taken into custody yesterday, and was charged with Gross Sexual Imposition.The case allegedly involved sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 13.West was transported to CCNO, pending an appearance in Defiance Municipal Court.Hicksville Police Chief Mark Denning reports the investigation continues into this crime.

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