Troopers looking for suspect in car theft

Alaska State Troopers are currently searching for a man suspected of stealing a woman’s 1998 Ford Expedition, according to an affidavit filed at the Kenai courthouse on Feb. 20.

Bryon Polkoski, 32, allegedly stole a woman’s car after agreeing to fix it for her. On Feb. 18, the woman reported her car stolen to troopers only to discover it had already been towed and taken to a location in Sterling. According to the affidavit, she had discovered her car was missing on the morning of Feb. 11 and believed that Polkoski had taken it while she was asleep. She maintained contact with Polkoski throughout the week via text message, and the conversation was included in the affidavit.

According to the conversation, Polkoski made several excuses as to why he never returned the car, including that he was getting gas and that he had taken it to another friend’s house because they had the tools he needed. Troopers got in contact with Polkoski via phone and Polkoski agreed to meet with them on the morning of Feb. 19. Polkoski failed to show up at the arranged time and after troopers were unable to locate him. As a result, an arrest warrant for Polkoski was issued on Feb. 19.

Polkoski faces one count of first-degree vehicle theft, a class C felony, and one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony. Any information pertaining to the whereabouts of the suspect should be reported to the Soldotna Troopers at (907)262-4453.

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