Jeffrey Romanchuck, 50, of Hartford, was arrested by warrant by the Darien Police Department on Wednesday Nov. 14.
Romanchuck was charged with Interfering with an Officer and Fabricating Evidence.
On July 1, the Darien Police Department was contacted by Romanchuck regarding the shooting death of Darien Police Officer Kenneth Bateman. Romanchuck had been interviewed numerous times in the past about the incident, and his information never proved to be reliable.
When Romanchuck contacted the Darien Police in July, he stated that he had a conversation with a subject who was bragging about having information about the death of Officer Bateman. Romanchuck stated that he had recorded the conversation on his cell phone and wanted to give that information to the Darien Police.
Investigation in to the reported recording by the Darien Police Department proved that the recording was fabricated. Romanchuck eventually admitted to the Police that he fabricated the information and the recording. It is unclear what Romanchuck’s motive was for fabricating the story.