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Puna assault 11-06-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna
Phone: 961-2384
November 6, 2008
Report No. C08032955

Media Release

Detectives from the Hawaii Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section are investigating an assault that occurred near the Pahoa Fire Station on Saturday (November 1).

Puna patrol officers responded to a call about an unresponsive man in the parking lot next to the Pahoa Fire Station at about 1:22 p.m. The victim sustained injury to his head and was transported to Hilo Medical Center by Fire Rescue personnel. The victim, identified as 47-year-old Daniel Martina of Pahoa, is being treated at The Queens Medical Center on Oahu. He is listed in critical condition.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Detective Rio Amon-Wilkins at 961-2386 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.