(CMR) Two teens who had been reported missing and returned home safely at least two times already this month are again missing. Police and partner agencies, including DCFS, are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Jahsmine Ebanks and 15-year-old Shania Beckford, who were reported missing around 11:00 am, Sunday, 26 March.
The RCIPS is informing the public that anyone who harbors or conceals a young person is guilty of an offense and is liable, on conviction, to being fined $2000 and to imprisonment for three months. Police want to advise the public to remember that these are vulnerable juveniles and that their safety and well-being is of paramount importance.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts or circumstances surrounding these teens, please get in touch with the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999 or the M.A.S.H Unit at 649-6000 or DCFS at 949 0290 or 911.
Officers are encouraging Jahsmine and Shania to return to their West Bay address or attend the nearest police station immediately.
The teens were last seen at their residence in West Bay just before 11:00 am on Sunday. However, just after 11:00 pm, they were discovered to have left the location.
Jahsmine was last seen wearing black tights and a black jacket and is described as 5ft 4 inches tall, dark complexion and a medium build.
Shania was last seen wearing blue pajama pants and a white t-shirt. She is described as being about 4’9” tall, of medium build and brown complexion, with curly brown hair.
Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.