DARIEN, Conn. -- A Darien Town Hall employee was charged with reporting a number of false incidents to police, including writing a threatening letter that led to the evacuation of Town Hall, police said.
Javonte Ramo, 20, of Norwalk was charged with one count of first-degree falsely reporting an incident, two counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident, and one count of providing a false statement. He was released on a promise to appear in court May 5.
The arrest stems from a call police received at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Ramos, who works as a custodian at Town Hall, called to say he saw a man climbing through a basement window of Town Hall. He told police that the suspect saw him and ran, and that when Ramos chased after him and caught him, the suspect hit him in the head and escaped, according to police reports.
Police arrived on the scene with a K-9 unit to search the area, but did not find anybody. Ramos was taken to Stamford Hospital after complaining of head pain.
On Wednesday morning, Ramos was asked to come to the police station to be reinterviewed by detectives about the event. Police said that inconsistencies in Ramos's story became evident as the investigation continued. Ramos then told officers that he fabricated the "burglary in progress" call the night before, according to police reports.
Ramos had called the police on two previous occasions with reports that turned out to be fabricated, police said. On April 9, Ramos said he located a threatening note in Town Hall, which read "Every 1 Will Die!!!" He informed the First Selectman's office, and an evacuation and search of the building was conducted by police and bomb-sniffing dogs. Officers determined through their investigation that Ramos had written the note, police said.
Ramos called police again April 15 to report a suspicious person outside Town Hall at 10:30 p.m., police said. After an investigation, it was determined that this report was also a fabrication, according to police.
A warrant was issued for Ramos's arrest, and he turned himself in to police on Thursday.