Update: 10:07 p.m. Wednesday: It was less than two hours after the media was notified that the Waukesha Police Department was searching for two missing girls when the juveniles were found on the east side of Waukesha.
An observant woman who had just heard a report about the girls’ description noticed the two girls outside of PetWorld and saw that one of the girls was not wearing any shoes. The woman went inside the store and looked at pictures of the missing girls online with PetWorld employees. The store called police and went outside to talk to the girls, who eventually took off, according to Sgt. Jerry Habanek.
“It is awesome how people listened to the media at a large,” Habanek said.
A police officer was conducting a traffic stop near the shopping center and left that call to find the girls. They were located near Target, according to Habanek.
Habanek praised the area media outlets for their quick response to provide the public with a description of the girls, who were safely found and are being considered runaways. Habanek said he was amazed by how quickly it was reported by radio, Internet and other media outlets
“It was a quick turn around,” he said.
Update: 4:33 p.m. Wednesday: The Waukesha Police Department has canceled its missing children alert after the two girls were found in Waukesha, according to Sgt. Jerry Habanek.
Earlier: The is requesting assistance in locating two missing female juveniles. One of the missing girls has a serious medical condition and does not have enough medication with her.
They both live on the north side of Waukesha near Hawthorne Elementary School and have been missing since last night. If you have any information regarding them or see them, please call the Waukesha Police Department at 262-524-3831.
Natasha Garczynski: age 12, white female, 5 feet tall and 80 pounds, thin build, long brown hair, last seen wearing white sweatshirt with “ABERCROMBIE” on the front and grey jeans. No longer has braces.
Kasandra Day: age 13, white female, 4 feet 9 inches tall, 90 pounds, medium build, shown in picture with adult female, last seen wearing blue sweater with a hood and blue jeans.
This information came from a Waukesha Police Department news release.