TB patient off his medicine jailed
A man with tuberculosis who was taken under quarantine order to Leahi Hospital was arrested and taken yesterday to Oahu Community Correctional Center, where he will continue treatment.
A circuit judge revoked Armenio Teodoro's probation in an unrelated third-degree assault case for violating the terms of his probation.
One of the conditions of his probation was taking medication for tuberculosis, said a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
Teodoro also was allegedly seen at a suspected location where drugs were being used, another violation of his probation.
A hearing was held yesterday at Circuit Court on a motion to revoke Teodoro's probation and call for his imprisonment. The motion will be continued to next Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Honolulu District Court, Courtroom 8-B.
Prior to Teodoro's being quarantined at Leahi, a health care worker who was visiting him to provide medication reported he had stopped taking the TB medicine, said Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department.
"When the Department of Health issued the order, we believed the individual was contagious or may have been contagious, and we were concerned about the risk to the community," Okubo said.
The most recent tests, however, show he is not currently contagious, but requires six months more treatment for TB, she said.
If Teodoro does not continue treatment, he could potentially become contagious again, Okubo said.
Feds help feed needy school kids
The state Department of Education is reminding families to apply for free or reduced-price school meals under a federal program.
To qualify for free meals, a family of four must make no more than $30,875 per year, or $43,938 to receive reduced-price lunch and breakfast, according to the department.
Prices are $1.25 for lunch and 35 cents for breakfast. Through the program, eligible students can get free meals or have them reduced to 20 cents each for lunch and breakfast.
Participating schools have mailed application forms to parents and guardians of schoolchildren.
Breakfast will recruit 'Bigs'
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu is holding on Dec. 5 the second annual Breakfast for Kids' Sake, a free hourlong fundraiser and recruitment effort at 8 a.m. at the Dole Cannery Ballroom.
The nonprofit organization is seeking volunteers for its mentoring programs to provide one-on-one companionship for youth, participants for its special events and donors. The average cost to support a match relationship between a "Big" and "Little" is $1,250 per year. Its goal is to serve 3,000 youths by 2010.
RSVP for the Breakfast for Kids' Sake by Nov. 30 by calling 521-3811 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is also invited to attend the organization's monthly Little Moments ... Big Magic tour and informational meeting. The next one will be held next Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Big Brothers Honolulu office. To RSVP or for more information on becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple, call 521-3811, ext. 228.
UH game closes licensing office
The Commercial Drivers' Licensing office on Salt Lake Boulevard near Aloha Stadium will be closed tomorrow because of the University of Hawaii football game.
Staff will be moved to other licensing offices for the day while the Salt Lake office lot is used for event parking.
Police, Fire, Courts
3 people caught in stolen vehicle
A man and two teens were arrested Monday night after being found in a stolen car.
At 10:51 p.m., patrol officers stopped a car for a traffic violation on Maunakea Street, police said. The officers then learned that the vehicle was reported stolen.
The 20-year-old male driver was arrested on suspicion of auto theft, while his two passengers -- an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl -- were arrested on suspicion of unauthorized entry of a vehicle.
Pedestrian is hit and critically hurt
Police shut down a section of North School Street last night after another critical pedestrian accident.
Police dispatch reported the accident at 8:28 p.m.
Police said a man about 40 years old was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.
No further information was available at press time.
Son is arrested in attack on mom
Police arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly punched his mother in the mouth.
Police said that at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect and his 38-year-old mother were arguing at their Waianae home when the suspect punched his mother in the mouth.
Police said the mother suffered a fractured jaw. The son was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.
Girl accuses 2 men of sexual assault
Police arrested two men in their 60s for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage girl.
The 16-year-old girl reported that she was molested by two men on Oct. 30 and then again by the same two men on Sunday at a Kalihi recreational area, police said.
The men, ages 62 and 61, were arrested on suspicion of one count each of third- and fourth-degree sexual assault.