Wanted felon arrested thanks to community help

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On Aug. 30, 2018, at about 9:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies received citizen tips that a felony warrant subject, wanted by law enforcement since May, was in the area of the Miranda Market.

Deputies located the subject, 40-year-old Dennis Earl Hicks Jr. of Phillipsville, behind the Miranda Market. He was taken into custody without incident.

Hicks was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on two warrants for the following charges: vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license and failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility for a vehicle.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the importance of working together with the community to make our county safer and would like to thank the Southern Humboldt residents who helped identify Hicks and notify law enforcement of his location.

Report criminal or suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Emerald contributor since March 2012

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