ANTWERP — An arrest was made following the investigation of an area break-in case that occurred on Nov. 14.

The Hicksville Police Department, along with the Antwerp Police Department, issued a press release stating James Prescott, 24, of Hicksville was charged with receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree, after being served a warrant out of the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office. The joint investigation originally launched following a reported break-in at the Sunoco G-Mart in Antwerp.

As a result of the arrest, a search warrant was executed by the Hicksville Police Department, Antwerp Police Department and Defiance County Sheriff’s Office at an address on West High Street in the Village of Hicksville.

The release states several drug-related items and several items related to the break-in were located at that residence. It was further reported additional items related to thefts in the Village of Hicksville were also recovered during the execution of the search warrant.

It was reported the joint investigation has revealed multiple suspects involved in the area thefts and all reports will be forwarded to the Defiance County prosecutor’s office and Paulding County prosecutor’s office for review of charges to be presented to a grand jury.

Prescott is being held at the Paulding County Jail and will appear in Paulding County Court today.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

(Information courtesy of the Hicksville and Antwerp police departments.)

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