Police: Dad tried to turn in his son to Milford Hospital

A Massachusetts man being sought on child endangerment charges tried to turn in his 21-month old son to Milford Hospital staff on Tuesday night, police said.


Woods, with his son.

Ryan Woods, 30, of Fullham Road in North Brookfield, Mass. allegedly told hospital staff that he couldn’t take care of the toddler.

There was an active Amber Alert from Massachusetts for the man and boy child, police said, and the vehicle they were travelling in had been reported stolen.

Woods is being held on a $50,000 bond and will be arraigned later today in Milford Superior Court as a fugitive from justice, said Officer Jeff Nielsen, the Milford police spokesman.

Woods is the child’s father “but there were custody or visitation issues involved,” Nielsen said.

The North Brookfield, Mass. police hold a warrant charging Woods with reckless endangerment of a child and theft of a motor vehicle, which are extraditable offenses,the Milford police spokesman said.

Hospital employees called police at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, saying a man wanted to leave a young child in their care because he said that he couldn’t care for the child.

Officers took Woods into custody and the child was examined by hospital staff and found to be unharmed.  The little boy was reunited with his mother, Nielsen said.

The stolen vehicle was recovered in the Milford Hospital parking lot, the police spokesman said.

Frank Juliano