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No jail time for Darien man

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Dirk Heideklang, of Darien, was sentenced Tuesday, July 29, 2014, for numerous charges filed against him in 2013 by Darien and state police.

Stamford Superior Court Judge Gary White issued July 29 a four-year suspended sentence and three-year probation for Dirk Heideklang, a Darien resident who was arrested on a slew of charges, including assault on a police officer, in May 2013.

Heideklang was also ordered to seek alcohol evaluation and treatment, attend a victim's impact panel, serve 100 hours of community service, maintain full-time employment, pay restitution and not possess any firearms, according to court documents.

Heideklang, who lives alone at 37 Catalpa Terrace, was charged on May 23 and 25, 2013, following a tumultuous series of events, during which he rammed into a police car, 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 was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than four 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.

Heideklang, 20, pled guilty on June 2 to assault on a police officer and driving under the influence, according to court documents.

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