found a threatening note there also reported a burglary attempt and a suspicious person near the building -- and all of it was false, Darien police say.A 20-year-old custodian at Town Hall who recently reported that he'd
Javonte Ramos of Norwalk confessed that he'd written the note and concocted the other two incidents himself, police said. He was arrested Thursday.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
The first incident occurred April 9. Ramos told the First Selectman's Office very late in the afternoon that he had found a note in the Town Hall foyer that stated "Every 1 Will Die!!!"
It was already past Town Hall's normal business hours, but the building was evacuated and a canine was brought in to sniff for bombs. Nothing was found. It was decided to keep Town Hall open that night for meetings.
Ramos confessed to police on Tuesday that he not only to lied about the note, but that he wrote it.
On April 15, at about 10:30 p.m., Ramos called police to report a suspicious person outside Town Hall. Police came, looked around and found no one.
On Tuesday, at about 9:30 p.m., Ramos called police to report a burglary in progress at Town Hall. Ramos said he saw a male climbing in
through a basement window.
The custodian told police that the male fled when he saw Ramos, who chased him, caught him and was struck by him in the head. Then the burglar escaped.
Officers searched the area with a police dog and found nothing. Ramos said he had head pain and was taken to Stamford Hospital for treatment.
The next day, police asked Ramos to come to the station so that detectives could ask him more about the burglary incident. As detectives questioned him, they found growing inconsistencies in his story about what had happened.
Eventually, he confessed that he had made it all up.
Police applied for an arrest warrant, which a judge approved. Ramos was told of the warrant and on Thursday he turned himself in at police headquarters.
Ramos is charged with providing a false statement to police, first-degree falsely reporting an incident and two counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident.
He was released on a promise to appear May 5 in state Superior Court in Stamford.