Fort Pierce Police Department comes to the Rescue of Two Small Children

Darlene Desmond

Darlene Desmond

Fort Pierce Police Department comes to the Rescue of Two Small Children

Lots of love and attention were waiting at the Fort Pierce Police Department for a 2-year old little girl and a 7-month-old little boy abandoned by their grandmother.

Armed with teddy bears, milk, juice, pampers and food, department support staff embraced the siblings and kept a watchful eye on them, while officers and detectives combed the city looking for their family.

DETAILS: At approximately 1:39 p.m., on Friday, October 2, 2015, Fort Pierce Police officers responded to the area of North 8th Street and Cedar Place in reference to a 911 emergency call involving two children in a stroller left alone in the sun. The caller pushed the stroller underneath a tree before making the call. St. Lucie County Fire Rescue also responded and transported the children to the police department.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m., as officers and detectives were searching for the parents, the mother placed a call to 911 to report the children missing. The mother had left the children in the custody of their grandmother, Darlene Desmond, who had taken them for a walk. The grandmother returned home, but the children were unaccounted for.

While the investigation continued, laughter and the sound of little feet running echoed in the halls of the police department.

The parents were eventually reunited with their children and Desmond was arrested and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail.

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