SPD Request Assistance in Locating Outstanding Suspect

Ofc. Joshua Laiva, PIO


Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 2:35 p.m.


Update: Thanks to the tips, and great work from our Officers, Brian K. Souminen was located and arrested.  Brian was booked into the Spokane County Jail for his charges of Driving on a Suspended License 1st Degree, Obstructing Officers, Hit and Run on an Attended Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.  Brian was promptly released by the Spokane County Jail. 

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Spokane Police investigated approximately 26 crashes today before 1130 AM.  Several crashes involved multiple vehicles and one crash involved an injury.  At around 1040 AM, a Spokane Police Traffic Officer observed a Dodge truck run a red light and crash on W Northwest Blvd. / N Ash St.  The suspect vehicle then failed to follow the Officer’s commands and fled the scene.  The driver abandoned the vehicle a short distance later and fled on foot.

In a late addition to Santa’s naughty list, Spokane Police are requesting assistance in apprehending 23-year-old Brian K. Souminen.  Brian is facing charges of Driving on a Suspended License 1st Degree, Obstructing Officers, Hit and Run on an Attended Vehicle, and Reckless Driving.  Brian was last seen running from the scene with an orange long sleeved shirt bearing the name of American Arbor LLC. 

Luckily the driver of the victim vehicle was not injured after their airbags deployed.  The passenger of the Dodge truck was also not injured.  Brian continued to message the passenger in the truck while Officers were investigating the collision.  Brian was not located in the area and is still outstanding. 

Anyone with information as to the location of Brian is asked to call Crime Check at (509)456-2233.

With the early morning snow, Spokane Police would like to remind drivers to give themselves extra time to get to your destinations.  With the slick icy roads allow more spacing between vehicles, and traction tires are always a good recommendation.  Remember to drive for the winter conditions we will be sure to face these issues for the next few months. 



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