Windham police and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services are investigating how a 3-year-old boy, dressed only in pajamas, ended up wandering along Gray Road on Wednesday morning.

Lt. Jim Boudreau of the Windham Police Department said several citizens alerted police around 7:45 a.m, that a child was walking alone on the edge of Gray Road, near Corsetti’s Market.

The child was not injured and was relatively dry – an indication that he had not been outside in the drizzle for very long, Boudreau said in a press release.

However, the boy was unable to provide the police officers, who responded to the call, with his full name or the names of his parents. The child was brought to the police station where police used social media and a reverse emergency phone notification system – known as “Code Red” – to alert residents. Police also notified the DHHS’ Adult Protective Services, which sent a representative to the police station.

At approximately 8:35 a.m., the boy was reunited with his father. His father was interviewed by police before leaving the police station with the DHHS worker and the boy.

Boudreau said the results of the police investigation will be presented to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, who will consider whether criminal charges should be filed. Boudreau said police are not going to identify the family.


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