Windham police were alerted by motorists Thursday at 7:45 a.m. of a small child wearing pajamas walking alone on the edge of Route 202 in the area of Windham Center Road in Windham.

According to Lt. Jim Boudreau, officers responded to the area and took custody of a 3-year-old boy. The child was uninjured and dry, indicating he had not been out in the drizzle for a lengthy period of time, Boudreau said. The boy was unable to provide officers with his full name or the names or his parents. The officer brought the child back to Windham PD to determine who was responsible for him.

Police used social media and a reverse emergency phone notification system call “Code Red” to alert local residents of the found child. Child Protective Services were contacted with the details of the investigation and responded to the police department. At about 8:35 a.m., officers reunited the boy with his father. The father was interviewed by police, and then left the station with the child and the Department of Health and Human Services caseworker, so DHHS could continue their investigation at the home.

Boudreau said a report documenting the facts learned during this investigation will be forwarded to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office for consideration for potential criminal charges. As that review is pending, no names will be released at this time, he said.


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