Puna assault (update) 11-07-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna
Phone: 961-2384
November 7, 2008
Report No. C08032955

Photo: Grant close up

Robert Grant
…person of interest

Media Release (update)

Detectives from the Hawaii Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in connection with an assault near the Pahoa Fire Station on Saturday (November 1).

The person of interest is 35-year-old Robert Grant of Nanawale. Grant is described as 6-feet tall, 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have dyed his hair. 

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. on November 1. The victim, identified as 47-year-old Daniel Martina of Pahoa, sustained injury to his head and was initially transported to Hilo Medical Center by Fire Rescue personnel. He is listed in critical condition at The Queens Medical Center on Oahu.

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.

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