Pomona Police Department. Photo by John Schreiber.
Pomona Police Department. Photo by John Schreiber.

Pomona police decided Friday to terminate a chase of a man suspected of child endangerment out of concern for the safety of the three girls between 2 and 5 years old in the car, a sergeant said.

Nidia Martinez, 37, of Pomona showed up in the lobby of the Pomona police station at 490 Mission Blvd. about 1:40 p.m. and told officers that Carlos Segura would not return her vehicle, which was parked outside with Segura and her three children inside, Pomona police Sgt. Bert Sanchez said.

When officers went out to talk to Segura, he took off, hitting a parked vehicle and then leading officers in a chase over several residential streets, Sanchez said.

“As a result of the suspect’s driving behaviors, the active pursuit was ultimately terminated for the welfare of the children,” Sanchez said.

Officers learned about 2:25 p.m. that Segura had dropped the children off at relative’s home in Chino, Sanchez said.

They went to the home and found the children unharmed, but Segura was not there and his whereabouts were unknown, Sanchez said.

Anyone with information that could help investigators locate Segura, a 37-year-old Pomona resident suspected of child endangerment, was urged to contact Pomona police at (909) 620-2155.

— City News Service

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