West Seattle Crime Watch: No new charge yet for Alan Polevia

(Tuesday photo by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
We checked in at day’s end with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office regarding the status of Alan Polevia, the repeat offender arrested Tuesday (WSB coverage here), found hiding in an Arbor Heights crawl space. Spokesperson Ian Goodhew says they could not “rush-file” a charge related to that incident – as reported here Wednesday, a firearms charge was considered – because more investigation needs to be done by police. But Polevia does remain jailed in connection with the warrants that were out for his arrest – one in relation to him not showing up to answer burglary/theft charges filed in March (six months after the incident they relate to). Bottom line, according to the King County Jail Register, his bail is currently down to $7,550. But Goodhew says Polevia is expected to be in custody when he is arraigned on the aforementioned March charges on Wednesday, as well as an unrelated Municipal Court case. And they’re hopeful they’ll get the additional information soon for a filing decision in this week’s incident.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: No new charge yet for Alan Polevia"

  • Lifetime WS. June 14, 2013 (8:37 pm)

    How funny, An Obama shirt on him.

    • WSB June 14, 2013 (9:18 pm)

      Sorry, it’s not an Obama shirt. It said “I (Heart) Roma.”

  • CBF98146 June 14, 2013 (10:23 pm)

    His buddy, Patrick Skinner, who steals vehicles in West Seattle and was arrested May 15th in a stolen vehicle was released from King County jail yesterday. Watch out.

  • Eric1 June 14, 2013 (11:10 pm)

    What is sad is that it is the same criminals that keep doing the same things. The cops know who they are and arrest them when they can. But if you only stay in jail for less than a month for stealing a car, this clown will probably be out in less than two weeks.
    I really feel for the cops. All that work and the system fails everybody but the criminal.

  • tophat topcat June 15, 2013 (12:00 am)

    Tweekers never stop, they just keep stealing and using.

  • Joey June 15, 2013 (7:21 am)

    Three strikes (caught) and you’re out needs to be revisited. I thought the entire point was to get these guys BEFORE they commit a “serious” crime. Seems from the links to the law posted the other day (thank you WSB) you have to do (and get caught, mind you) three pretty bad things before it kicks in.

    And seriously, does anyone really think getting caught three times represents the only three crimes they have committed. Rename it three strikes caught you’re out…….

  • Jack June 15, 2013 (10:03 am)

    Please inform us when he is set free back into society.

  • DaPuffin June 15, 2013 (10:25 am)


  • anonyme June 15, 2013 (5:10 pm)

    Please post a picture of Patrick Skinner!

  • wscommuter June 17, 2013 (11:25 am)

    I hope miscreants like this fellow do time as they should … but I find the right-wing comments above (I mean you Lifetime WS and Joey) equally sad.

    Three strikes applies to violent crimes. As it is, we are paying a LOT of money for the lifetime incarceration of 3-strikers (and I’m fine with that). If, as implied above, we start changing 3-strikes to include property crimes, our taxes will go through the roof. And I wonder how many of you right-wing folks are in favor of those tax increases?

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