Toddler found on roof in Jaffrey

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:8PM

A Massachusetts woman was issued a citation for possessing drug paraphernalia after Jaffrey police were called to a residence for a report of a toddler on the roof of a building. 

Jaffrey Police Chief Bill Oswalt said Monday that the NH Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was called to the scene to investigate the matter, which involved the child’s mother, Allison M. Quigley, 29, of Medway, Massachusetts. 

There are no other Jaffrey charges at this time, Oswalt said. There is no evidence to indicate abuse or another chargeable offense, he said. 

“In a general sense, [the paraphernalia citation] was treated more as a symptom to a greater issue,” Oswalt said. “… We are concerned about the lack of supervision that allowed a 3-year-old child to climb up on the roof.”

Police were called to a Nutting Road residence on June 28 around 1:23 p.m. for the report of a baby in a diaper on the roof of the building, according to a police log entry. 

Upon arrival, police confirmed that a 3-year-old boy had gained access to the roof of an enclosed porch through a second story window. 

Quigley told police that she was unaware that the child was on the roof and said she was downstairs cleaning, said the log. 

During the walkthrough of the house, police found marijuana and smoking devices, which is why Quigley was cited. 

The log states there is a recommendation that Quigley’s two children not return to the home “until the conditions inside are improved.”

Oswalt said the children’s father lives at the Nutting Road property and that Quigley sometimes stays there. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.