Originally posted at 10:11 a.m. May 24, 2014. Edited with new details.
An Amber alert for two missing girls was cancelled when the Riverside man suspected of kidnapping the children gave himself up in Corona early today.
The suspect, Pete Valencia Adame, 43, abducted his former girlfriend and three children from Kennedy Park in Pomona at 6:05 p.m. Friday, Pomona Police Department Lt. Ron McDonald said today.
At some point Adame released the ex-girlfriend and her 5-year-old son, and drove off with the girls, ages 2 and 4. Pomona police issued the Amber Alert at 10:20 p.m. Friday.
It was unclear if Adame was the father of all three children and if he was involved in an alleged sexual assault of the girlfriend, which prompted police not to release her name, McDonald said.
A motive behind Adame's alleged role in the abduction was not immediately known, McDonald said.
Adame called 911 when he learned he was the subject of the Amber Alert, and was instructed by the California Highway Patrol dispatcher to pull his vehicle over at a gas station near the Magnolia Avenue exit of the Corona (15) Freeway.
CHP officers arrested Adame and called Pomona police to pick him up, McDonald said.
The children were found unharmed and the Amber Alert was canceled at 1:45 a.m. today.
Adame was arrested and booked into the Pomona jail for suspicion of kidnapping and rape. His bail was set at $100,000, records showed.
The Amber Alert was one of two issued in the Southland Friday, and police today continued to seek a Los Angeles man and his toddler son allegedly kidnapped from the mother outside her home.
The CHP issued a statewide Amber Alert Friday morning for Abraham Vargas, 27, and 2-year-old Edwin Vargas. The father allegedly has made prior threats to snatch the child and flee to Mexico with him.
The suspect's 2004 Nissan Quest was found abandoned in East Los Angeles, but the suspect and his son remained at large today.
--City News Service