We are asking for our citizens help in locating assault suspect Dmitriy Pavlovich Sokirkin. On September 21, 2021, at approximately 9:30 pm our officer was conducting a traffic stop just off the 3400 block of Orchard. He was stopping the vehicle for having an expired vehicle license and for failure to transfer the title. As our officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle the driver slid over to the front passenger seat, which was occupied by another individual, and emerged out of the passenger window with a large can of bear mace. The suspect immediately sprayed the bear mace across the roof of the car, striking our officer directly in the face. Our officer called for priority backup and the suspect then fled westbound on foot. The bear spray caused the officer great pain, and significant temporary sight and breathing issues. Officers from several jurisdictions responded to assist. Containment was set up around the area, a K-9 and a drone were used to conduct the search for the suspect, without success. The Tacoma Fire Department responded to the scene and our officer was transported to the hospital. We feel very blessed that our officer is doing well. We have identified our suspect and we were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest for Assault 2nd degree. Our suspect also has a felony warrant out for his arrest for Possession of Stolen Property. Our suspect is a white male, 25 years old, 6’0” 170 lbs, with dark blonde hair.
Please see the Crime Stoppers Bulletin HERE offering a $1000.00 for information leading to his arrest and charges filed for the person in this case.
As a police agency, we understand that we cannot successfully do our jobs without community involvement, and we realize we can only be successful with our community’s support. If you have any information that can help us locate Mr. Sokirkin, we would love to hear from you. Please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
Chief John Cheesman