Topping tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup:
(WSB photo, June 11th)
12 days after his arrest in Arbor Heights, the latest in a series of incidents also including a March manhunt in Shorewood and a February escape from Harborview while handcuffed, repeat offender Alan Polevia is out of jail. We’ve been checking daily as promised but commenter Tophat Topcat spotted it first; the jail register shows Polevia posted bond and was released just after 4:30 pm. As reported here Thursday, his bail was down to $2,500 after he went to court Wednesday and had about $5,000 of bail reduced to “personal recognizance.” The $25,000 additional bail set after the arrest was dropped earlier – the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told WSB a week ago it didn’t get evidence in time to “rush-file” a charge related to the June 11th arrest, though something’s still possible in the future. How far in the future, hard to say; the March charges he finally answered on Wednesday were filed six months after this West Seattle incident. The condition of his release in connection with that case is that he live at his father’s apartment in the 11900 block of 16th Ave. S. in Burien “for the duration of (the) case.”
Meantime, we have four reader reports from this week – read on:
I just wanted to put out there that my car (parked in front of my home) was broken into for the 3rd time in 6 months on 31st Ave SW [between Myrtle and Othello]. There is a house across the street that I believe to be dealing drugs and regularly has wandering “customers” on our street. Sometime between 11 pm and 5:30 am (Thursday) morning, my car was rifled through again and this time they stole 2 coats, 2 rings (both diamond) and a Tiffany’s bracelet I accidentally left in my gym bag! Something needs to be done! I am so tired of not being able to park in front of my own home and wonder each morning what has been taken from my car!! These people are a menace and continue to target my block! … I wanted to get the word out to not leave packages on your front door – cars unlocked or anything of value on 31st – the prowlers are out and taking anything they can pawn!!!
The same night, in a different neighborhood, Kathleen‘s car was broken into:
I must have left it unlocked but am usually very careful to be sure to lock it – who knows! There is nothing in the car – so it was not targeted to find visible goodies. We are near 45th / Charlestown south of Madison Middle School. There were a few other cars broken into as well within a block or so. Nothing was stolen from my car but there was blood along the dash and outside of the car. Our neighbors across the street had blood all over their back seat. Police were notified and took blood samples. Now for the cleanup! Just want others to know to be vigilant and be sure to lock their cars and not leave valuables visible.
Also early Thursday, Willie reports, there was graffiti vandalism on the newest comfort station at Riverview Playfield, and private property as well, in the 7200 block of 12th SW. A neighbor’s car was tagged, too.
Last but not least, Angela reported a plant theft:
Just thought this was odd, but glad it wasn’t more (hopefully). Two of my plants were stolen off my front porch between 2-5:30 pm while I was at home: 1) purple/green hydrangea 2) dark pink calla lilies. I’m on 7300 block of 18th (between Webster and Myrtle). Posted a photo on fb … and a friend who lives nearby said cops came by to ask about suspicious activity involving a stolen Target shopping cart and possibly stolen plants. They left my hibiscus (between the two) which I thought was even stranger.
Reminder: The next crime-related community meeting in our area is the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Southwest Precinct, with SPD detectives who specialize in sex offenders and kidnappers – details on the WSBWCN website.