MILFORD — A man is accused of making inappropriate comments to women at an area homeless shelter.

According to Milford police, officers responded to the Beth-El Center, 90 New Haven Ave., at 10:40 p.m. Friday on a report of an unwanted male. An investigation led to the arrest of Ryan Sileo, 29, of Milford.

Police said Sileo was allegedly making inappropriate comments to the women, and was asked to leave. He allegedly refused to go, so police were called. Police said Sileo also threw and kicked items around the shelter.

Sileo was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and interfering with a police officer. He was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 28.

The Beth-El Center got its start in 1981, when an interfaith group of clergy and lay people founded Combined Parishes Action Committee. The group opened a soup kitchen in a local Episcopal church and, in 1986, a shelter for homeless men, women and families.

The shelter and soup kitchen moved to its current location, at the Beth-El Center, in 1995.