Police charge man after report of suspicious person near school

NAUGATUCK — Police arrested a 37-year-old Naugatuck man Wednesday after investigating a report of a suspicious person near the Early Childhood Center at Central Avenue.

Police responded to the school at 28 Central Ave. at about 2:20 p.m. after a parent reported seeing someone, possibly with a long gun. The school and the nearby Naugatuck Day Care were placed on lockdown while police canvassed the area and investigated.

Police said the investigation led to Tremayne Boswell, of 121 Hill St. Ext., who police say was firing a BB gun near the school. Police said officers recovered the BB gun, which resembled a long gun or rifle.

Police said the incident was not related to the school in any manner. Officials lifted the lockdown shortly before 3 p.m. and the school dismissed as normal.

Police charged Boswell with breach of peace, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal trespass and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was released on a $25,000 bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court Sept. 25.

The Early Childhood Center at Central Avenue is the home of Naugatuck Head Start, School Readiness and the Board of Education Special Education Preschool.

Last week, police responded to Salem Elementary School on Meadow Street after receiving a report of a person carrying an object, possibly a gun, in a wooded area nearby. Officers investigated and did not find anything suspicious.