Update: Car-theft suspect arrested after Shorewood air, ground search

March 14, 2013 at 9:38 am | In Helicopter, Shorewood, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

(One of more than half a dozen law-enforcement cars spread out over search area in Shorewood)
9:38 AM: We’re getting a few reports of the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter Guardian One over the Shorewood area again. Just checked with KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West and she confirms the helicopter is assisting with a ground search, but no details just yet – so far it does not seem to be related to the recent search in that area. We’re headed that way and will update with new information when we get it.

9:55 AM: The search is centered even further south so at this point unless we receive information of it heading north, we’ll be focusing our updates on partner site White Center Now.

10:36 AM: Again, more details at that link (including 3 Highline Public Schools campuses taking precautions), but bottom line in new info from KCSO: Deputies pulled over a stolen car; someone inside had a car-theft warrant, and bolted.

10:43 AM: As updated on WCN – Sgt. West says the suspect is in custody, so this situation is wrapping up.


  1. There are Burien police & Sheriff’s squad cars on SW 112th St between 16th Ave SW & 18th Ave SW. Guardian One was circling that area for a time, then widened its search radius.

    Comment by Marie — 9:50 am March 14, 2013 #

  2. They are directly over my house on 114th Ave. SW. Saw police cars earlier…..Shorewood Elementary has no word from police yet.

    Comment by Dana Ormbrek — 9:53 am March 14, 2013 #

  3. Evergreen, Cascade schools (and I assume the elementary school too) just went to modified lockdown as I was walking by with the dog.

    Comment by alison — 9:54 am March 14, 2013 #

  4. Guardian one for a car theft? I guess I thought that was reserved for more violent or threatening criminals. Not complaining. I just have talked to people whose cars were stolen and police do little more than file a report. I hope they caught the person.

    Comment by ws born & bred — 12:04 pm March 14, 2013 #

  5. Yes, it’s in the story, he was arrested. I believe the fact he ran from police led to the search.

    Comment by WSB — 12:36 pm March 14, 2013 #

  6. Did they ever catch the other dude they were searching for?

    Comment by Nitro — 2:49 pm March 14, 2013 #

  7. Is this Alan Polevia? Did they finally nab him?

    Comment by Kels — 5:19 pm March 14, 2013 #

  8. No, it was someone else.

    Comment by WSB — 5:24 pm March 14, 2013 #

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