Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
Stolen Vehicle Pulls Into WSP Office
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Washington State Patrol Trooper Joe Pass contacted a suspicious vehicle that was driving through the District 4 Headquarters parking lot in Spokane.
Trooper Pass checked the status of the Washington license plate that was on the vehicle which returned with the registered owner having a warrant for his arrest. When Trooper Pass advised the driver that he had a warrant for his arrest, the driver stated that he wasn’t the registered owner of the vehicle. Trooper Pass attempted to identify the driver, but the driver said that he didn’t have any identification. The driver provided a name and date of birth that returned with no record and was later determined to be a false name. When the driver was taken out of the vehicle, identification was found in his pocket that identified him as 42-year-old Brook Abbott who had an outstanding felony warrant.
The Washington license plate on the vehicle Abbott was driving returned to a red GMC Jimmy, but the vehicle was a red Chevy Blazer. A check of the vehicle identification number returned with the vehicle being stolen out of Bozeman Montana on September 2, 2012.
The passenger, seeing the arrest of Abbott, fled the scene and was later located in the bar of the Denny’s restaurant off of Geiger and Grove. The passenger was identified as 42-year-old Charles W. Miller who also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.
Abbott was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a felony warrant, giving false information and possession of stolen property. Miller was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a felony warrant.