Two wards of the state were rescued in Retirement, Granville in St. James on Wednesday, February, 09.


Police resources were activated shortly after 9:00 p.m. when they received information from the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) that two wards of the state who had escaped from group home were at a location in St. James.


Intelligence was gathered and it led the operations team to a board shop in the community about 9:30 p.m., where the girls were found in the company of a male adult. The girls were taken into safe custody and will be placed before the Family Court.


The male was arrested and has since been charged with Harbouring a Child on A Fit Person Order. He is 39-year-old Prince McKenzie, a shopkeeper of Retirement, Granville in the parish.  


Investigations are ongoing.