Washington's Most Wanted

WMW viewer spots wanted man dumpster diving in Burien, leads to arrest

The King County Sheriff’s Office finally nabbed Alan Polevia on March 22 after a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer spotted him dumpster diving behind a Burien apartment complex and called police.

Polevia escaped from KCSO custody at Harborview Hospital on Feb. 25 and reappeared near the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle on March 5. Despite a manhunt using K-9s, he was able to elude law enforcement again.

According to David Rose with Q13 Fox (West Seattle Herald news partner) and Washington’s Most Wanted:

“Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Office says a WMW viewer called 911 Friday night to report that fugitive Alan Polevia was rummaging through a dumpster behind a building at the Heights at Burien in the 1200 block of S.W. 137th St.

“Deputies responded and ordered him to get out of the dumpster. Sgt. West says he told them his name was Alex Polevia. They used an IRIS photo and tattoo descriptions to confirm he was Alan Polevia. Sgt. West says Polevia told deputies he knew about the warrant for his arrest and apologized for lying about his name. He was booked into SCORE.”

Rose said Polevia is the 390th fugitive caught after being featured on WMW

For more information, please check out the Washington’s Most Wanted story.

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