SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 6, 2012

Toys, gifts donated to 3-year-old boy in NH


The Salem News

---- — PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — People have been dropping off toys and gifts at a New Hampshire police department for a 3-year-old boy at the center of a child endangerment case.

James Nicholson of Plaistow was recently released from the hospital. He is recovering from brain injuries, bruises, and burns to his wrist and fingers. Police said a fund for financial donations is being set up for him.

The toy cars, stuffed animals and good wishes for James have been growing in the Plaistow Police Department’s lobby. “We are sending you prayers for healing, love and peace,” one message says. Some toys have come from as far as Florida, where the boy’s mother and boyfriend were arrested at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando.

WMUR-TV reports that the boy is living with his grandmother in Kingston. His mother, Jessica Linscott, and her boyfriend, Roland Dow, remain jailed on multiple charges of child endangerment.

Dow also has been charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Both have been ordered not to have contact with each other or with James.