WMW viewer tips help Lakewood police catch serial DUI offender in California

spillman 2FUGITIVE CAPTURED July 9, 2015 —
A serial drunk driver featured two years ago during Washington’s Most Wanted’s “Operation Zero Tolerance” is now in custody, proving once again that “There’s nowhere left to hide!” if you’re a WMW fugitive.

Thanks to your tips and relentless effort by Lakewood Police Officer Dave Butts, the Rocklin Police Department in California located and arrested George Spillman and booked him into the Placer County Jail. Rocklin is near Sacramento, California.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is now working to extradite Spillman back to Washington State.

Spillman had more than four DUI convictions in 10 years and was on the run when we featured him on WMW in July of 2013.

“He’s dangerous. Obviously he doesn’t get the message that you shouldn’t drink and drive. He’s going to cause an accident or possibly kill someone,” said Lakewood Police Lt. Chris Lawler at time we profiled his case and asked for the public’s help in finding him.

Several tips came in over the last few months saying Spillman was in California.

Spillman also has been arrested for identity theft crimes, forgery, and battery against a police officer.

He is WMW Capture #649.

FUGITIVE WANTED IN LAKEWOOD July 19, 2013 — Despite being a grown man having to get bailed out of the drunk tank by his mom,  George Spillman decided to continue drinking and driving.

Now, he’s wanted by the Washington State Patrol and Lakewood Police for another DUI.

“He’s dangerous. Obviously he doesn’t get the message that you shouldn’t drink and drive. He’s going to cause an accident or possibly kill someone,” said Lakewood Police Lt. Chris Lawler. “I’m quite certain that he’s probably not changed his ways, so he’s probably still out driving drunk.”

Lt. Lawler also said that getting him off the streets would be safer for everybody considering he’s had more than for DUI convictions in a 10 year period.

Dectectives think he might be hiding out in California.

Here are the details on GEORGE SPILLMAN:

  • Age: 39
  • Ht: 5’8”
  • Wt: 200 lbs

Spillman also has been arrested for identity theft crimes, forgery, and battery against a police officer.

If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:

CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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