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Police locate man wanted on bench warrant

UPDATED (6/1/17)

The Hawaiʻi Island police department is no longer seeking the whereabouts of Sheba Clary. The previously issued bench warrant has been recalled

The Hawaiʻi Island police department is no longer seeking the whereabouts of Helani Kenui. He was arrested and charged on (May 24) on the strength of a bench warrant issued by the grand jury.

Charges included in the indictment are; (2) counts of Assault 1, (2) counts of Ownership Prohibited, Place to Keep Pistol, Use of a Firearm During a Separate Felony, Criminal Property Damage 1, (2) counts of Reckless Endangering 1 and (2) counts of Terroristic Threatening. Total bail was set at $135,000.


Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of two individuals wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however both have ties to the Puna District.

Sheba Clary, 29-year-old female described as 5-foot-3, 120 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. Helani Kenui, 36-year-old male described as 5-foot-8, 199 pounds, brown eyes and black hair.

Police ask anyone with information on these individuals to call Officer Kenneth Ishii at the Pahoa Police Station number 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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