A teenager and her two-year-old sister who had been missing from their home in East Flatbush since Saturday night were found safe and sound in the house of a friend on East 82 Street in Canarsie Tuesday.
Tarsha Mason, 16, and her sister Kendria Hamilton had been the objects of a wide search ever since they left their home on Crooke Avenue together shortly after 10 p.m. July 26th.
Police from the 69th Precinct were informed by an anonymous resident who said she saw a story about
the missing children on television Tuesday morning and saw Tarsha
and Kendria on the street at about
1 p.m. She called 911 and in-
formed authorities. Sergeant Richard Montellino, along with Police Officers Anthony Lorenzo, Shey Ifill and Ean Evers responded to the address and took the children to the Foster Avenue station house for processing and evaluation. Emergency Medical Service paramedics examined the pair and found them to be
in good condition. They were taken to Brookdale Hospital for further
Authorities said there was no
indication that a crime had been
committed. Police sources said the teenager had apparently run away before but this was the first time she took her sister with her. One police officer said Tarsha stated she originally took the child shopping with her, although there was no indication of where they would have shopped at that late hour on a Sunday.
The Canarsie home where the
children were found was that of a teenage friend of the girl, police said.
The police officers who found the pair were from the 60th and 61st Precincts, having been assigned here temporarily to replace local officers who were attending the funeral of City Councilman James Davis.