Darien police have filed charges against a custodian at Darien Town Hall who is accused of writing a threatening note that he claimed he found it and reporting a burglary that never police said never happened.
Javonte Ramos, 20, of Norwalk, turned himself in to police on Thursday. Ramos is also a member of the Noroton Heights Fire Department, Darien police confirmed.
He is a line officer with the department and was suspended this morning, pending the outcome of the case, according to the chief.
The first incident Ramos is accused of happened on at Darien Town Hall on April 9.
He said he found a “threatening note” that stated “Every 1 Will Die!!!” and informed the First Selectman’s Office, police said.
Town Hall was evacuated, crews searched the premises.
On April 15, Ramos called police around 10:30 p.m. to report a suspicious person outside of Town Hall, police said. Officers responded but did not find anyone.
Ramos again called police around 9:30 p.m. on April 22 to report a burglary in progress at Darien Town Hall.
He said he saw a man climb through a basement window to try and get in, then run away, police said. Ramos said he then chased the would-be burglar and caught him, but the man hit him in the head and he escaped.
Police searched the area and did not find any suspects.
Ramos complained that he had head pain and was transported to Stamford Hospital.
The next morning, police asked Ramos to go to police headquarters to speak with detectives about the intruder and inconsistencies in his claims became more evident, police said.
Police said Ramos admitted to fabricating the “burglary in progress” call on April 22.
Police said Ramos also wrote the threatening note and fabricated the suspicious person report on April 15.
The First Selectman’s office did not have any comment beyond what is in the news release.
Ramos has been charged with one count of falsely reporting an incident in the first degree, two counts of falsely reporting an incident in the second degree and one count of providing a false statement.
He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on May 5.
NBC Connecticut left a message at a phone number listed for Ramos’ address, but did not receive an immediate response.