Dirk Heideklang found to be mentally sound
Published 11:03 am, Thursday, July 18, 2013
Dirk Heideklang, 19, the Darien teen who was arrested twice in three days in late May for allegedly violently lashing out at emergency personnel, police and Post 53 members, is mentally sound, according to court documents filed at the Stamford Superior Court.
"Mr. Heideklang has reported as directed and has complied with his curfew," wrote Emmanual Clemetson, Heideklang's intensive supervision officer, according to court documents. "He has been compliant with his substance abuse treatment at Connecticut Renaissance."
Heideklang also underwent a psychiatric evaluation at Connecticut Renaissance, a substance abuse and mental health treatment center with multiple facilities across the state, on July 9.
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"The doctor stated he does not have any psychiatric symptoms and does not need treatment," Clemetson wrote.
The case has been continued to Aug. 13 while Heideklang and his attorney, Bethany Phillips, await additional charges from the State Police regarding an accident involving a trooper's car. The additional charges are underway, according to state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance, the public information officer.
Heideklang, who lives alone at 37 Catalpa Terrace, was arrested on May 23 and 25 following a tumultuous series of events during which he fought back against police, told them he had taken multiple drugs and yelled at members of Post 53 and Stamford Hospital employees, according to court documents.
A search of his house yielded several firearms, all registered to him, and the discovery of a marijuana growing room, according to court documents.
Heideklang's mother died in 2007 and his father lives in Florida, according to court documents. Heideklang was a member of Post 53 leading up to the events on May 23, according to court documents.
Heideklang has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, assault on a police officer for attempting to spit at officers, interfering with a police officer and first-degree criminal mischief for damaging a prisoner transport camera.
No plea has been entered yet.