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Noelani Street in Pearl City is usually a pretty quiet neighborhood located near Moanalua Road.
Friday morning, neighbors say there was some commotion.
“Maybe five, six o’clock in the morning, there was an ambulance there. And they stayed for a while. Then I went to work, I came home from work about 4:30 p.m. lots of cops,” neighbor Pearl Cuizon said.
Honolulu police arrested a 42-year-old woman for assault in the second degree.
Sources say the 20-month-old boy ingested crystal meth and was taken to Pali Momi Medical Center in critical condition.
He was then moved to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children for further care.
Neighbors are shocked to hear the news.
“I think that’s devastating and to have drugs in a house and a baby accidentally eating it and now the baby has to suffer in the hospital, feel so bad about that,” neighbor Doreen said.
“I am very angry. I mean how dare they I mean drugs with children? Come on. I cannot believe it, can’t believe it,” Cuizon said.
The woman rents the back part of this home on Noelani Street.
Pearl’s daughter’s room is yards away from it.
“You would hear swearing and everything. I can hear everything, my room is right there. And I can see it out my window. It’s kind of crazy,” neighbor Alyssa Cuizon said.
“They’re always fighting. There’s a lot of arguments going on so that’s the only noise we hear,” Pearl Cuizon said.
We contacted the homeowner who was unaware of the incident but is concerned and will now look into it.
Pearl Cuizon believes the woman has been living in the home for about a year.
“There’s a lot of cars in and out. And there’s screaming, I hear screaming,” Pearl Cuizon said.
Sources say if the toddler survives he may have long term medical problems.
“It’s just so sad that now the baby has to suffer like this and may not even make it. I hope they can shed some light on this and why did they have these things around where the baby has access to it?” Doreen said.
“You know, I have little brothers and sisters and cousins that live here and I take care of them like they’re my own kid. And I could never think of anyone doing something like that. It’s horrible and it saddens me a lot,” Alyssa Cuizon said.
The woman remains in police custody but has not been charged in this case.