Hells Angels enforcer Peter ‘Skitzo’ Hewat arrested
October 09, 20147:24AM
Hells Angels enforcer Peter “Skitzo” Hewat has been arrested.
Picture: Ellen Smith
A HELLS Angels boss out on bail was in possession
of a baseball bat and Viagra that can be used to poison when he was
arrested yesterday, a court has heard.
Peter ‘Skitzo’ Hewat was charged on 49 counts and remanded
in custody after appearing in an out-of-sessions court hearing last night.
The 59-year-old, of Mountain View Lane Mickelham, told the
bail justice he should be freed because he was a hardworking businessman and
needed to care for his sick wife.
Hewat was arrested by detectives from the anti-bikie Echo
taskforce following an investigation into his towing business and a number
of raids on his home and that of his son.
The court heard that police had intercepted a vehicle in
Craigieburn yesterday after officers days earlier noticed stolen wheels on
the same car.
Detective Acting Sergeant Chris O’Brien said that Hewat
was in the passenger seat when it was intercepted by police.
Police allege they found a blister pack of the drug
sildenafil, better known as Viagra, which detectives allege could be used as
Acting Sgt O’Brien said that police were not aware of
Hewat having a prescription for the medication.
Peter Hewat at the Melbourne Magistrates Court after a previous
The wheels had been taken from a stolen Mitsubishi
Utility, which police had recovered at Hewat’s son’s home.
“In the vehicle in which Mr Hewat was travelling was an
aluminium baseball bat under the driver’s seat,” he said.
The court heard police had searched Hewat’s son’s home and
seized CCTV footage of Hewat driving while suspended and driving during
hours outside of his curfew.
In May this year he was let out on bail on a number of
conditions, including that he remain inside his home between 9pm and 6am.
Warrants were yesterday executed at Hewat’s home and at
his business in Technical Drive, Craigieburn.
In opposing bail, Sgt O’Brien said Hewat was an
Hewat said he needed to be home to supervise his wife’s
medication, but police argued that his wife had not been living with him for
“I run a business. I’m there seven days a week,” he said.
“I’ve never not turned up on bail, I’ve never ... been a
Hewat was charged with a range of offences including
resisting police, possessing a dangerous article, handling stolen goods and
possessing schedule for poison.
He was remanded in custody to appear in the Melbourne
Magistrate’s Court today.
It is believed Hewat is on the outer with the Hells Angels
who do not want to attract attention to the club.
The Herald Sun can also reveal Hewat continues to be
active in the towing industry and has been in a takeover bid of a rival
Hewat has been linked to the escalating violence of the
tow truck industry and has even attempted to secure sensitive emails through
Freedom of Information.
VicRoads, which was investigating Hells Angel Peter
``Skitzo’’ Hewat at the time, rejected his application after it was red
It’s believed Hewat applied for emails between the
Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce and VicRoads, sent in secret
because tow truck drivers intimidated and bashed were too scared to make
official complaints directly to investigative bodies VicRoads or Victoria
Witnesses say thuggery in the towing industry continues
despite government attempts to stamp out rogue operators with new laws.
One truck driver was so badly injured he could not get
back in a truck for several years.
There have been critics of the industry’s “fit and proper