West Seattle Crime Watch: Alan Polevia back behind bars

Less than 24 hours after he got out on bail – as reported here last nightAlan Polevia is back in the King County Jail, for investigation of residential burglary, as of just before 3 pm. We just confirmed that via the jail register after getting a telephone tip. We had checked earlier on a King County Sheriff’s Office search in the Seola area; KCSO had no official information but area residents told us it all started with someone being spotted hopping a fence and running through back yards. We do not yet know if Polevia is linked to that but will update with whatever we find out about how he wound up back in jail.

1:08 PM TUESDAY, UPDATE: We still have not confirmed 100 percent that it’s the same incident, so that’ll have to wait until after his bail hearing at mid-afternoon. KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Kathleen Larson did confirm there was an arrest in the Seola-area case – a suspect (born the same year as Polevia, if somehow it turns out not to be him), finally cornered … in a tree.

44 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Alan Polevia back behind bars"

  • cjboffoli June 24, 2013 (5:13 pm)

    That was unbelievably fast.

  • Bonnie June 24, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    No surprise there.

  • West Seattle Hipster June 24, 2013 (5:18 pm)

    I expect him to be released within 3 days.

    Come on prosecutors, do your job this time.

  • smokeycretin9 June 24, 2013 (5:18 pm)

    Everyone called that one. For sure!

  • Jack June 24, 2013 (5:19 pm)

    I want the name of the Judges that handled his previous & upcoming cases. Great Job SPD/KCSO! You did your job catching him, now let this guy do some real time.

  • The Velvet Bulldog June 24, 2013 (5:21 pm)

    It’s rare to see someone with that kind of passion and commitment to their life’s work.

  • West Seattle since 1979 June 24, 2013 (5:22 pm)

    Please keep him there this time.

  • JanS June 24, 2013 (5:23 pm)

    Geez, keep him. No bail!!!

  • Tobias June 24, 2013 (5:27 pm)


    Luckily for him he choose the right back yards..

  • jiggers June 24, 2013 (5:30 pm)

    Maybe he’s going for the three strikes and yourrrrrrrrrrrrrrre out!!!! RULE. He’s a money making machine for the court system.

  • flimflam June 24, 2013 (5:32 pm)

    alrighty then. maybe they can lock him up for a bit longer this time?

  • westseattledood June 24, 2013 (5:34 pm)

    Well, that was predictable, no?

    Junkies are wholly submitted to one thing and one thing only.

    Where are treatment centers for flibbertygiblets like this guy? What are the court’s (yoohoo Mr. Judge!) standards for referrals?

  • John June 24, 2013 (5:34 pm)

    This man is a menace to society. I hope we can keep him locked up for life.

  • anon June 24, 2013 (5:34 pm)

    This is not surprising for sure, but, it is up to us to be vigilant with this idiot.

    Make sure you know his picture, and if you see him around town acting shady, call the police. Eventually, this jerk will be locked up for a long long time. Unfortunately, we need to be extra cautious as citizens with this guy. But I am confident that if he continues to get arrested, he’ll be put away!

    So study that face, and call the police if you see something sketchy.

    Hooray for the blog for making people aware of this.

  • Smitty June 24, 2013 (5:41 pm)

    As someone said earlier, let’s dump him in the judge’s neighborhood next time he/she lets him out.


  • West Seattle Hipster June 24, 2013 (5:44 pm)

    Hilarious comment from The Velvet Bulldog :)

  • nemobeansmom June 24, 2013 (5:49 pm)

    If in fact this was Alan in the Seola Beach area today let’s hope he never gets out or PR’d again! He sounds like he will never change his ways and he needs to stay in jail.


  • Eric June 24, 2013 (5:59 pm)

    WTF?!! This is just ridiculous! This person is a habitual criminal. Please keep this POS behind bars for a good amount of time. He’s not going to learn his lesson. All he is going to do, is do what he has continually done. Break into houses and steal from other people. Being arrested within 24 hours of release for doing the very same thing he was just released for pretty much demonstrates that. Obviously living with daddy, which BTW has helped assault someone with his son Alan, is not working. Obviously because daddy is a POS too. Stupid keeps on breeding and then stupid teaches stupid their “ethics”. I’d be so frustrated as a cop having to deal with people like this day and day out. They did their job, now it’s time that the prosecutor and judge did theirs!

  • happy June 24, 2013 (6:15 pm)

    This is the same dufus that (allegedly) broke into my gated yard and (allegedly) stole from me. I worked for years and saved for years to be able to afford this, only to have this guy (allegedly) break in and steal from me. What happens? I have to pay to replace beyond what my insurance coverage is, plus miss the time while I filed with the police, the insurance, and help the kids feel safe again and less horrible that someone could just *take* what parents work so hard to EARN.
    The police were nice, the stolen stuff was partly returned (leading to more time with insurance company), though in such bad shape that it almost wasn’t worth it.
    This guy gets free food, free utilities, free clean [jail] clothes, and a free ride to his dad’s place.
    The insurance company is looking to get paid back from him, but think that’ll ever happen?

    I want my stuff back, dufus.
    And I want my kids to feel not sad about your actions.

  • AH Criminals June 24, 2013 (6:37 pm)

    @WSB, thanks for keeping us updated!

    On a side note, it would great if you have a chance to add Kyle Patrick Thornton, one of our other habitual AH criminals, to the roll call of future King County Jail/Court crime updates. He’s a thorn in our side too and is currently locked up AGAIN on residential burglary charges.

    • WSB June 24, 2013 (6:40 pm)

      Will check. For Fairmount Springs readers, we spotted Joel Lund back on the jail register earlier today when looking for somebody else. Second arrest since finishing his last term. Investigating what he’s allegedly done this time.

  • Peter June 24, 2013 (6:52 pm)

    To everyone calling for accused persons to be locked up without bail: you are aware that’s illegal except in capital cases, aren’t you?

  • Jeff June 24, 2013 (7:08 pm)

    I think people are perfectly capable of understanding the general applicability of rules like that Peter, while still recognizing that this particular guy is basically a guaranteed repeat offender as soon as he is released. It’s just frustration with the system we have.

  • Lolaleah June 24, 2013 (7:08 pm)

    At least we know where he is…

  • WsBoB June 24, 2013 (7:52 pm)

    If he cannot make a high bail amount he stays where he is…$2500 does not cut it.

  • flyntheointment June 24, 2013 (7:59 pm)

    good thing we all have the W.Seattle blog to stalk him.

  • Alki Resident June 24, 2013 (8:09 pm)

    At least he’s consistent.
    This guy needs to rot, he’s causing so much use of police time that should be used in other ways. May the next time he does this, it’s to an armed resident.
    Also, WSB, KING.com reported a man arrested last Tuesday in West Seattle accused of luring a child. Any knowledge of who this may be? He’s a WS resident.

  • Amanda June 24, 2013 (8:16 pm)

    That’s exactly what I was thinking fly! That’s the power of Community :)

  • Cait June 24, 2013 (8:22 pm)

    When my car got stolen and was wrecked in Bellevue, the guy got caught. We were asked to come to his hearing and we were asked if we had anything we wanted to say during the proceedings – maybe this option will be extended to the folks he’s been terrorizing?

  • JRR June 24, 2013 (8:30 pm)

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least. The man is obviously an addict. It’s frustrating, but you can’t make someone want to change their life.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident June 24, 2013 (8:46 pm)

    To everyone calling for accused persons to be locked up without bail: you are aware that’s illegal except in capital cases, aren’t you?
    That is not quite true.
    If it is determined that they are a danger to society, flight risk or in danger on the street they can be held without bail.
    In this case Judge Kessler should be removed from the bench.

  • GatewoodGuy June 24, 2013 (9:06 pm)

    Weird, I came home to my place on SW Mills St this afternoon to find someone had left a religious pamphlet under my front door and had forcibly entered my back yard. Some things were moved around but nothing missing…. creepy since I just moved here a month ago.

  • Last53BusRider June 24, 2013 (9:19 pm)

    Being arrested is clearly nothing more than an “occupational hazard” for this guy.

  • Brad Lackey June 24, 2013 (9:38 pm)

    Maybe the liberal, ninny judge should raise his bail to $3000 this time so he can stay in jail for a couple more days?

  • joel June 24, 2013 (9:48 pm)

    being a cop in Seattle must suck. risk your life day in and out to find and arrest the scum and have the courts let them go just to hunt them down the next day. maybe it’s time some of these judges get locked up for their stupid decisions.

  • D-Mom June 24, 2013 (10:18 pm)

    WSB: Thank you for keeping us so well informed about this guy. I share everyone’s frustration here, but your reports will help keep us on our toes to do what we can to lock him up for good.

  • TimeToStopThisBS June 25, 2013 (9:28 am)

    We need to be honest with one another about what we are truly facing here. This useless scumbag will continue to steal from us, we’ll continue to pay for it and fund him and his activities, SPD or KCSO will continue to waste their resources – repeatedly – and we will continue to post about it here. How do we ultimately STOP HIM?

  • Jack June 25, 2013 (10:58 am)

    Judge Kessler’s contact info Phone: 206-477-1591 His bailiff is Salina Hill & her email is salina.hill@kingcounty.gov
    “By the People for the People” They will be more than happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns about Alan Polevia in regards to his frequent arrests & early releases.

  • bolo June 25, 2013 (11:05 am)

    Does this mean that whoever posted his bail forfeits the bail money?

  • Eric June 25, 2013 (12:12 pm)

    Thanks for the info Jack. My suggestion would be to call and/or email his baliff with complaints and concerns about how this habitual criminal is being handled in the

    • WSB June 25, 2013 (12:20 pm)

      Polevia will have a bail hearing this afternoon as is usually the case the day after somebody’s jaild.

  • Eric June 25, 2013 (12:14 pm)

    The justice system. Let others know about this info also and have them do the same. Block watch groups should also get together and have all members write and /or call.

  • phil dirt June 27, 2013 (8:33 am)

    I don’t think it is always the fault of the judge. There are sentencing guidelines that limit what they can do. It is not the fault of the police, either. They’d love to deal effectively with poor misguided Alan. Sooner or later, some home owner will shoot poor misguided Alan, and then some slimy lawyer/wanna be politician will prosecute the bejesus out of the home owner. This is what we, the public, have created for ourselves by voting for the fools we elect to public office in Seattle and in Olympia.

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