On February 21, 2015 at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a local bank in the 5700 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach to investigate a possible crime, and discovered a male adult had been the victim of kidnapping, robbery and torture, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects.
Officers responding to the bank interviewed the victim, a 22-year-old male resident of Long Beach, who was with another male subject, later identified as 20-year-old Patrick Adams of Long Beach. During their investigation, officers learned that the victim had ultimately been kidnapped, assaulted, tortured and robbed over several hours at a residence in Long Beach by multiple suspects, including Patrick Adams. When officers learned of Adams' involvement, he was immediately taken into custody. Adams had taken the victim to the bank to withdraw money, and the victim was able to notify the bank to call police. The victim was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Robbery detectives continued the investigation, which revealed that suspect Adams and the victim had known each other socially. Adams had arranged for the victim to meet him at his residence in the 4700 block of Malta Street. Once the victim arrived, Adams and additional suspects tied him up and assaulted him with blunt force instruments. While being assaulted and tortured by the suspects, they demanded money.
At some point during the assault, one of the suspects took the victim’s vehicle, drove to the victim’s apartment, and took items from his home. On February 23, 2015, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department came into contact with the vehicle in Dana Point, which by then had been reported stolen. The person in the vehicle, 23-year old Eric Riddle-Rios of Anaheim, was taken into custody.
As detectives continued their investigation, and followed-up on leads, they discovered a third suspect involved in the ordeal resided in San Diego. On Friday, February 27, 2015, detectives traveled to San Diego and arrested 21-year-old Ryan Scott Urban at his home, located in the 16000 block of Santa Cristobal Street.
The suspects were all transferred to the custody of Los Angeles County Men’s Jail on various bail amounts. L.B.P.D. Robbery detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and the following charges were filed against the suspects on the respective dates:
Anyone who may have witnessed any portion of the incident or has information related to this ongoing investigation is asked to contact Long Beach Police Robbery Detective Gonzalez at (562) 570-7464. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.