Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release Kidnapping 2106-0059

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo –
Type of Case: Kidnapping Investigation / #2106-0059

Date/Time Reported: June 1, 2021 / 0924 hours
Location of Occurrence: 37000 block of Bankside Drive, Cathedral City, CA

Name: Eduardo Luis Espinoza
Age: 32 Yrs. old
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA

Name: Carlos Jose Espinoza
Age: 30 Yrs. old
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA

Name: Not Released
Age: 36 Yrs. old
City of Residence: Cathedral City, CA


On June 1, 2021, at approximately 0924 hours, Cathedral City Police Dispatch received a 911 call from an adult male who claimed to have been beaten, zip tied and held against his will for days. The victim was able to give officers information that led them to the 37000 block of Bankside Drive where evidence was located that cooperated his claim. Additional information was gathered identifying two suspects involved who were later arrested without incident.

Both suspects (brothers – photos below) were booked into the Riverside County Jail and charged with PC 207(a) – Kidnapping; PC 206 – Torture; PC 236 – False Imprisonment; PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with Deadly Weapon; PC 422(a) – Terrorist Threats.

However, the Cathedral City Police Department is still seeking further assistance from the community – if you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo at 760-770-0306, via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: or email

If you have information possibly associated with this incident, you may also report your information anonymously through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME ( or Crime Stoppers USA at: 1-(800)-222-TIPS. Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

Suspect #1
Eduardo Luis Espinoza
Eduardo Luis Espinoza
32 Yrs. oldColumn content
Suspect #2

Carlos Jose Espinoza
30 Yrs. old

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