John Petersen: Fugitive with multiple aliases wanted by Western District of Washington Fugitive Task Force

SEATTLE — The U.S. Marshals led Western District of Washington Fugitive Task Force is asking for your help to find John Earl Petersen.

The 65-year old has a federal probation violation warrant.

In 2013, Petersen violated the terms of his release by driving under the influence and failing to report a law enforcement contact.

Petersen failed to appear in court. “We know people that may have lost someone to someone driving under the influence,” said Acting U.S. Marshal Jacob Green. “Right now, he has a federal warrant, when he comes in contact with law enforcement we don’t know how he’s going to respond or react, so we need tips to make sure that we can arrest him safely and bring him to justice.”

Deputies say he is known to live lavishly by staying in luxury hotels and frequenting casinos.

He is known to go by multiple aliases including ‘John Earl’, ‘John Simmer’ and ‘John Zimmer’.

Petersen has ties to Las Vegas and Woodland Hills, California.

He could be driving a 2003 Champagne colored Cadillac Deville, like the one below, with Washington Plates.

He is 5’11”, 250 lbs.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone.  You can also call the U.S. Marshals at (206) 370-8600 during business hours. On evenings and weekends, call (206) 370-8690.