West Seattle Crime Watch: Police at Lincoln Park; charges in crash, burglary cases

June 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

Three notes in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

POLICE AT LINCOLN PARK: If you were at, or passing, Lincoln Park early this evening, you might have seen the big police response in the north parking lot. We went to the scene after several tips and found out that it basically wasn’t as big a deal as it looked, and did NOT involve any kind of crime happening in the park. Following up with Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams, he said it started with police finding a vehicle in Lincoln Park that resembled one being sought in connection with an unspecified incident in the unincorporated King County area, but in the end, Lt. Williams says, “We detained and identified three individuals, then released them after discussing the situation with County.”

Now, two updates on cases we’ve been following:

CHARGES IN 17TH/CAMBRIDGE CRASH: 26-year-old Kalameu Paulo of Seatac is charged with two counts of vehicular assault and one count of felony hit-and-run in connection with the Sunday morning crash that seriously injured two people. Court documents tell the same story reported here in our Tuesday followup – that she allegedly ran a stop sign and T-boned the victims’ car, then was caught running away from the scene. She was described as showing signs of intoxication, and the court documents add the additional detail of a witness saying she had seen Paulo at the Locker Room bar in White Center earlier in the evening, appearing “particularly drunk.” The documents say alcohol/drug test results are not back yet. Her bail remains at $75,000.

ALAN POLEVIA CHARGED: Bail also remains set at $75,000 for 32-year-old Alan Polevia, now charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the incident for which he was arrested Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after being released from a jail stay that began with an Arbor Heights arrest on June 11th. As reported here last night, police say he broke into a home in the 10000 block of 28th SW, and was arrested shortly thereafter. But there’s a new detail in court documents: While, as reported here, he was allowed to leave jail previously with a condition that he would be living at a Burien address where his father allegedly lived, we now learn he told police after the arrest Monday that he does not know where his father lives now, and had instead been picked up from jail by a girlfriend who took him to her house. Prosecutors asked the judge today to keep bail at $75,000 because out of 12 cases against Polevia in the past 12 years, 10 of them have resulted in warrants.

The court documents reveal that the “vacant” home Polevia allegedly broke into is the home damaged in a fire we covered last month for our partner site White Center Now. Court documents say he denied to police that he had broken into the house and said he had gone there because “some guy” told him he might find some coins there.

10 Comments

  1. Kalameu Paulo,
    I’ll repeat: NO BAIL SHE”S A RUNNER AND COWARD.
    She deserves to be in jail a long, long time.

    Comment by let them swim — 11:34 pm June 26, 2013 #

  2. Thoughts to Logan and his friend! Hoping to hear some news soon on where to drop off donations for their hospital bills (they will be high, and I have strong doubts about any restitution from the van driver).

    Comment by Boone — 1:10 am June 27, 2013 #

  3. These drunk hit and run drivers should be put away for 5-10 years for the first offense. If they kill someone give them life. Bring back the chain gang for people like Kalameu Paulo.

    Comment by phil dirt — 8:40 am June 27, 2013 #

  4. Soooo, looking at the previous story on the crash, there were some comments that are a little concerning. And now, WSB, you have published the name of the driver that one of the comments from a “Lila” seems to be a threat. I was surprised to see that comment still there, but Lila – please, don’t do anything stupid. Just let the courts (hoping the judge isn’t too easy) take care of this. I hope everyone involved recovers and can put their lives back together in the best way they can… And WSB, let us know if/when there will be fundraisers for Logan and his girlfriend. Undoubtedly, they are going to have medical bills up the ying-yang.

    Comment by NotMe — 10:28 am June 27, 2013 #

  5. NotMe, didn’t see a threat, will review the comments. We have reiterated that we’re standing at the ready to publicize any way to help the victims – have not seen or heard word of fundraisers yet.

    Comment by WSB — 10:40 am June 27, 2013 #

  6. If any of the accident victims’ relations and friends are still reading, may I suggest a community credit union like BECU or WSECU for collecting medical and rehabilitation funds?

    Comment by Christina — 11:09 am June 27, 2013 #

  7. First Papa’s was shut down, now we need The Locker Room to go.

    Comment by Amie — 2:12 pm June 27, 2013 #

  8. Polevia broke into a vacant home, the same one that had a fire last month in White Center. The house he used to occupy on Morgan and 36th is vacant, and had a fire about a month ago too. Coincident?

    Comment by Morgan — 9:09 pm June 27, 2013 #

  9. NotMe: I don’t think Lila’s comment should have been taken as a threat & I don’t think it should have been deleted since this is a forum to express your freedom of speech in regards to the articles. Would you have been happier if she would have flat out stated a hateful remark like the others, instead of trying to throw some humor into it?

    Logan & girlfriend, we’re all here for you guys. Get well soon.

    Comment by Kenyon — 9:14 pm June 27, 2013 #

  10. The Tullys where the girl passenger worked is collecting donations for their medical needs. @ Second and Jackson in Pioneer Square. Please donate what you can to this sweet girl. This is so sad!
    I hope Paulo goes to jail for life for her disregard for life…witness report I read in WSB earlier report said she was seen running from the scene saying “I killed him. I killed him!” If she thought she killed the driver…and ran anyway…she’ll do this again if she’s given the opportunity.

    Comment by cjimenez — 2:49 pm June 28, 2013 #

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