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PD: Darien custodian arrested for making 2 false statements

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The Darien Police Department arrested a Norwalk man accused of falsely reported a burglary at Town Hall and finding a threatening note at the building in two separate incidents this month.

Police received an emergency call from Jovonte Ramos, who is a custodian at Darien Town Hall, about a reported burglary occurring around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Ramos told police he saw a man climbing though a window in the basement.

Police said Ramos claimed that he chased that man and caught him. But Ramos told police "the suspect struck him in the head and he escaped."

Once officers arrived they searched the area with a K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect. Ramos "complained of head pain" and police said he was taken to Stamford Hospital for evaluation.

Ramos was brought to the police station on Wednesday and was interviewed again about the story. Police said "inconsistencies in Ramos' claims became more evident as the investigation continued." Then, he "admitted to fabricating" the incident and call to police.

This is not the first time Ramos made up a story about an incident taking place at the Town Hall.

On April 9, Ramos claimed to have found a "threatening note" that stated "Every 1 Will Die!!!" at the Town Hall.

He "purportedly located the note and informed the First Selectman's Office which prompted an evacuation and search of the premises by police and explosive detection," police said.

That note was later determined to be written by Ramos.

Ramos was arrested on Thursday and charged with three counts of falsely reporting an incident and one count to providing a false statement.

Ramos was released on a Promise to Appear in Stamford Superior Court on May 5, 2014

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