confirms that Chanco has physically abused her then 7-year-old son.
for Chanco's then 11-year-old boy alleges that Chanco has abused and
her son, and requests power of attorney. According to documents,
unemployed and five months pregnant, had left the child with the
a month earlier while trying to secure housing. Social Services
cannot contact Chanco because her phone number at a Noeau Street home
disconnected. Social Services later contacts Chanco, who agrees to give
power of attorney to the caretaker. Chanco is attending weekend classes
on paralegal work at Chaminade University.
man known to be a drug dealer. She also gives birth to a boy. However,
her new husband is not the boy's father, but the boy carries his name.
traffic stop, police officers find Chanco's 11-year-old son with a man
identified only as Chanco's friend. Police officers find drugs
in the man's possession and give the child to his Hanai aunt, Chanco's
brother's ex-girlfriend. Chanco, who denies knowing her friend had
on him, says she left her son with him when she went on an errand with
home of a relative, who notices Chanco almost dropping the newborn baby
and says the baby's head was "flopping all around." She also says the
formula was "way too hot" when Chanco tried to feed him. Chanco also
made statements that she did not want to keep the baby.
complaint is filed
against Chanco and her then husband that they allegedly have neglected
and abused her 11-year-old son and a newborn. Social Services later
that a protective services investigation is necessary because of
and her husband's drug history and signs showing she is becoming
from her newborn.
Services contacts officials with Heeia Elementary School, where one of
Chanco's children is enrolled. The principal tells them the child is
school every day and doing well. The child is back with his mother.
school officials say his aunt has been his primary caregiver for most
she is sober, tells Child Protective Services she will make appropriate
child care arrangements in the future. Child Protective Services warns
there could be an intervention involving Family Court if there are
to her third child, Cyrus Belt.
Services confirms there is a threat of abuse and neglect of Cyrus Belt
by his mother. The case is referred to Home-Based Support Services.
Services closes Chanco's case. In a report dated May 16 written by a
services assistant, Chanco is described as an "attractive and
woman" who seems to be an "intuitive parent." Chanco worked as a
technician with a dental surgeon and had hoped to return to the same
the report says. Chanco lives with her father and stepmother, her
her landlord's son and his girlfriend in a home. Chanco's other two
children do not live with her.
reports concerns over Chanco and her family, saying they live in a
drug house" and that Chanco is not home often and leaves Cyrus with his
grandfather. The caller says the family might have "run out of money"
wonders whether there is enough food at home.
a state child welfare hot line and says Chanco leaves Cyrus alone for
to four days at a time with his grandfather, who is elderly and
of caring for the newborn.
a complaint against Chanco, alleging that she leaves Cyrus with his
while she uses drugs. The aunt also alleges that Chanco uses her
checks to purchase drugs and that the house has no electricity for at
two days. The family also allegedly fights frequently, presumably in
of Cyrus. Chanco had called the aunt for help, and after not hearing
Chanco in two days, the aunt called the Department of Human Services.
months old -- is placed in foster care for four days after police
allege that Chanco has put her child in danger because her drug
prevent her from caring for him properly.
Services closes the case for Chanco, saying she has been consistent in
unannounced home meetings with a family services assistant.
Department of Human Services notes through several home visits, the
has been deemed safe and mother/child has a strong, secure and happy
Services terminates services, closing the case, for Chanco.
complaint is filed
against Chanco, alleging that there has been a threat of abuse and
of Cyrus. Child Protective Services reopens the Chanco case and
the case to Voluntary Case Management Services. The report notes that
have been no immediate safety issues identified and that the family is
facing challenges that could be controlled by Chanco's substance abuse
treatment and other relatives for help.
being thrown onto the H-1 freeway from a pedestrian bridge. Earlier
day, Cyrus is found wandering by police, who bring him back to his
The grandfather allows a neighbor to take Cyrus for a walk, according
police, which leads to his death.
that the suspect, Matthew Higa, appears to have mental health issues
has been observed "spitting, kicking and behaving irrationally."
officials at the Queen's Medical Center, Chanco says she has been sober
for a long time and is willing to take a drug test to prove it. She
to never allow any of her children to go off with anyone again.
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