West Seattle Crime Watch followup: $75,000 bail for Alan Polevia

Just in from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: One day after his arrest less than 24 hours after he was released from jail, Alan Polevia has just appeared at a bail hearing. His bail was set at $75,000. And we’ve confirmed that he was the person arrested in the Seola/Shorewood area at midday yesterday. We received some details of the incident from King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Kathleen Larson. She says the break-in was in the 10000 block of 28th SW – a vacant home whose owner was checking the property and discovered a door had been pried open, and a bag “filled with property” was in the back yard. He then saw a man come out of the hedge; the property owner followed him, while calling 911. Deputies brought a K-9 team and set up containment; eventually they found him in the woods, she said – up in a tree. He’s due back in court tomorrow.

22 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: $75,000 bail for Alan Polevia"

  • westseattledood June 25, 2013 (4:42 pm)

    Well, of COURSE they found him in a tree.

  • Wendell June 25, 2013 (4:49 pm)

    I don’t think even the dumbest monkey would want to be associated with that idiot.

  • nemobeansmom June 25, 2013 (4:57 pm)

    WOW where he was found is way to close for me, glad they caught him
    He is just one plain loser hope they put him away for good, he wasn’t out even 24 hours and was up to his same old tricks.

  • Bonnie June 25, 2013 (5:02 pm)

    Yeah…but when will it be reduced like last time?

  • West Seattle Hipster June 25, 2013 (5:56 pm)

    Judge will probably PR him

  • D June 25, 2013 (5:59 pm)

    Maybe they should just put this guy in the zoo with the gorillas and see how he survives

  • Ajax June 25, 2013 (6:25 pm)

    Good lord, is this guy basing his life on the Tyrone Biggums character from the old Chappelle’s Show? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t supposed to be aspirational.

  • Kels June 25, 2013 (6:32 pm)

    Can we find out the name of the judge who keeps dropping his bail and throwing this feral cat back onto the streets? I would love to lead the charge to ensure he or she isn’t re-elected.

  • EmmyJane June 25, 2013 (6:44 pm)

    Thanks justice system for doing absolutely nothing to protect our personal safety and belongings. One step closer to getting a gun.

  • ACG June 25, 2013 (6:54 pm)

    Sorry, but this I am not familiar with how the system works. Does one judge handle his appearances all the way through? Or does one judge set the initial bail amount, another judge lowers it, and another judge possibly releases him again on PR? Sorry if that is a dumb question….

  • Kels June 25, 2013 (7:31 pm)

    Not a dumb question ACG. If nobody knows the answer, I will bring this up at the next Crime Watch precinct meeting.

  • Charles June 25, 2013 (8:31 pm)

    Almost makes you wish for the days when we just removed one hand per theft, doesn’t it? This clown doesn’t deserve the use of his, clearly.

  • Shorewood Mama June 25, 2013 (9:55 pm)

    Between the crime activity in Top Hat with the attempted kidnappings and this guy, I want to know what has been done to ramp up police coverage in our hoods! I never, ever see patrol and this guy was arrested literally up the street from my house. Thank goodness for people watching out but it makes me feel super unsafe and scared to even let my little one out of sight!

    • WSB June 25, 2013 (10:03 pm)

      Have you come to the Public Safety Forums the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council has been having? They have had sheriff’s reps out, and also had one at their regular meeting last time around. We always cover for those for our WC-and-vicinity site http://whitecenternow.com.

  • Shorewood Mama June 25, 2013 (10:37 pm)

    Thanks, I haven’t gone to any of the meetings although I will look for the next one. I’m sure they are doing the best they can to attend to all of the incidents which arise. My husband works as a 911 dispatcher for city of Seattle and I am well aware of the challenges we face in our neighborhood namely due to jurisdiction and under-funded resources. It’s just a bummer that people like this guy, who obviously are not impacted by the system, continue to wreak havoc on our hood. I could jump into the drug rehab versus incarceration issue but I also know, in all reality, if this guy doesn’t want help to get clean, he’s going to keep doing what he knows how to do best. Rob people to get a fix. It’s an ugly cycle. I just am worried it’s going to be my tree he’s up next!

  • ACG June 25, 2013 (11:00 pm)

    Thanks, Kels. If you find anything out can you post it as a comment in one of Alan’s future articles on the blog? Lord knows he will be the topic of many more WSB articles in the future. He should be paying a publicity management fee to WSB with all the coverage he has received lately.

  • WSB June 25, 2013 (11:08 pm)

    I’m sorry, re: the judge issue, we’ve been dealing with technical trouble off and on all night as well as breaking news. Different judges have roles at different stages in the process. When you are first brought in for something and have a bail hearing, it’s usually in a jail courtroom and there’s one judge to preside over all that session’s cases.

    Then when you are charged and arraigned, you are seen by a calendar judge (probably not the technical term) who sees a whole lot of cases in relatively rapid-fire succession. (Go sit in the courtroom on the 12th floor of the county courthouse downtown sometime.) Whomever’s on, makes the decisions.

    You don’t get a somewhat dedicated judge for your case until you start moving toward trial.

    And again, technically what was happening here was NOT one bail amount getting slashed away at. When he was in on 6/11, there were four separate bails: the one tentatively set for the possible charge relating to that specific arrest, and three different ones related to the three warrants that were out for his arrest. One by one, each of those four fell away for various reasons. – TR

  • Jiggers June 26, 2013 (6:30 am)

    He’ll have three hots and a cot. Free TV, medical, new friends.. what else?

  • Gene June 26, 2013 (7:31 am)

    If you’re scared, concerned, fed up — attend one of the Public Safety Forums. Start a block watch if your neighborhood doesn’t have one- be active in it if you do. Visit the local precincts-WS & WC( they have a “store front” Officer). Be involved as much as you can. Make your voice & views known to City & County Councils. They hold hearings on funding for Seattle Police & King County Sheriffs Dept’s– try to attend. Try to go to forums– meet & greets etc. where candidates for the councils & Mayor & King County Executive are campaigning — make it clear that Public Safety is a priority & ask what they intend to do about it if elected/ re- elected. As mentioned by several– jot down the names of Judges- WE elect them- WE can vote them out as well– of course to do that we have to vote!

  • 56bricks June 26, 2013 (8:13 am)

    Where can I get the T-Shirt?

  • ACG June 26, 2013 (8:25 am)

    Thanks, TR. that explanation was really helpful!!

  • robert June 26, 2013 (8:42 am)

    all our legal system is by the looks of it is a welfare system for worthless lawyers. do nothing and get paid big bucks for it. at the taxpayers expense….

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