Darien teen arrested twice in three days, held on $150K bond
Published 12:02 pm, Thursday, May 30, 2013
Dirk Heideklang, 19, of 37 Catalpa Terrace was arrested twice on May 23 and May 25 on a slew of charges, according to police.
At approximately 5 p.m. May 23, state police contacted Darien police requesting assistance in dealing with a combative person who was involved in a car accident with a state trooper near 1063 Post Road, according to the police report.
Police said Heideklang resisted arrest and was acting in a belligerent manner, but was restrained and taken into protective custody. Police learned that Heideklang had been driving a stolen car and attempted to elude state police.
A subsequent investigation led Darien police to Heideklang's home, where a significant amount of marijuana was discovered, according to the report.
For this incident, Heideklang was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.
Two days later, the Darien police received a report that Heideklang was at the Darien EMS headquarters, knowing that he was not allowed to be there, according to the report.
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When the officers arrived, he was seen seated in his car in the 0 Ledge Road parking lot and refused to exit or unlock the car, said police. After several minutes and repeated orders to exit the car, Heideklang unlocked the door and emerged. He immediately became agitated, uncontrollable and was incoherent, said police.
Officers were then required to forcibly restrain him, during which time, Heideklang fought with the officers and damaged a marked patrol car, said police.
Following the incident, Heideklang was charged with interfering with an officer, criminal trespass in the first degree and criminal mischief in the first degree.
He is being held on $150,000 bond and was scheduled to appear n court on May 30.