Man Threw Heroin from Car, Hit Police Cruiser: Police

Police arrested a New Haven man who is accused of hitting a Hamden police cruiser and throwing heroin from his car. 

Police tried to stop 56-year-old Victor Dewindt, of New Haven, around 9 p.m. on Saturday when they saw him speeding without the lights on, police said, but Dewindt refused to stop and threw a bag up and over his vehicle. 

Police later determined the bag held 600 wax folds of heroin with an estimated street value of around $12,600, police said. 

Dewindt eventually stopped his car on Prospect Street, but backed up and hit a Hamden police vehicle, police said. 

Officers then took him into custody and said they found him with $9,887. 

Dewindt was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, interfering with a police officer, reckless driving, failure to obey officer’s signal, operating under suspension and failure to have headlights lit. 

He was held on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Sept 16. 

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