Attempted kidnapping in Desert Hot Springs


On December 26, 2011 at approximately 7:57PM the Desert Hot Springs Police Department received a frantic 911 call from a woman reporting she was the victim of an attempted kidnapping that occurred at Two Bunch Palms Trail and Ocotillo Road.

The victim told police two black adult men had followed her as she walked home and one of the men attempted to grab and force her into their vehicle. Within twenty minutes of the crime officers located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description as provided by the victim. The sole occupant/driver Christopher Spears was contacted and detained.

The victim positively identified Spears and his vehicle. Spears was arrested and later booked into the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for attempted kidnapping. The second suspect in this investigation is still at large. Any information about this crime or the identity of the outstanding suspect can be forwarded to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department.

SUSPECT/ARRESTEE: Christopher Spears (48 year old Cathedral City resident)

Suspect #2 description:

Black male adult approximately 20-25 years of age, 6’00” – 6’01”, thin build wearing all black clothing.

Any questions regarding this press release should be directed to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department or Police Sergeant Brian Link at 760.329.6411.