David Hipler, 38, of Southbury, was charged with simple trespass on Jan. 9 at approximately 1:25 p.m.
According to police, an officer who was assigned to school security at Gainfield Elementary School observed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the school. The driver acted suspicious and did not appear to have business at the school. When the officer approached the vehicle, it suddenly exited the school.
The officer pursued the vehicle and it was stopped on East Hill Rd. When questioned Hipler told police that he had pulled into the parking lot to look for something inside his vehicle and confirmed that he had no official business at the school. Hipler has an extensive arrest record, according to police.
Hipler was issued an infraction for simple trespass with an answer date of Jan. 25.