The Eighth Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for an Assault that occurred on Saturday, February 26, 2023, at 12:12 am in Hicksville.According to detectives, a 38-year-old male victim called the police and reported that the defendant Alek Zitti, 30 of 27 Albemarle Ave was inside his Newbridge Road residence without his permission. Eighth Precinct police responded and began to interview the defendant. During the investigation the defendant Alek Zitti became restless and disobeyed the officer’s requests to stop putting his hands in his pockets. Further investigation determined that the defendant was to be placed into police custody. While placing Defendant Zitti into police custody an Eighth Precinct Officer sustained injury to his ribs and shoulder during the course of the arrest as the defendant was violent and combative while resisting arrest. The officer was transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Police Ambulance and treated for his injuries. The defendant was transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Ambulance for a complaint of needing medication.Defendant Alek Zitti is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree, and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned in First District Court on Monday, February 27, 2023, in Hempstead.