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POLICE BLOTTER

July 21, 1994

ALHAMBRA: Four armed men robbed a sewing machine company Tuesday afternoon. The robbers entered the store in the 2400 block of West Valley Boulevard at 1:20 p.m. and demanded that employees and customers turn over jewelry and cash. The robbers hit one person on the head with the butt of a knife and another with the butt of a gun, police said. They then ran out of the store with about $400 in cash and jewelry and got in two cars. An employee activated a silent alarm and after a chase, police arrested Guo Chen, 21, of Alhambra on suspicion of armed robbery. He is being held in Alhambra City Jail on $50,000 bail. Three suspects are still at large. Police are looking for a dark blue, late-model, two-door Honda Civic that was driven by one of the robbers.

CLAREMONT: A 19-year-old Upland woman who had been missing more than 30 hours was in critical condition Wednesday after her car flew off the road and into a Claremont flood control channel early Sunday morning. Melissa Jan Pillow had left a party in Glendora at 1:30 a.m. Sunday with three friends, said Claremont Police Officer Larry Horowitz. After the group went to Pillow's brother's fraternity house on Garey Avenue in Pomona, Pillow left by herself about 3:45 a.m., Horowitz said. Her car apparently went off an embankment along Garey Avenue, struck the concrete side of the flood control channel and dropped 40 feet, he said. Pillow was not found until early Monday evening, when a couple taking a walk saw the car.

GLENDORA: Three men robbed a cellular phone store July 14 but were apprehended by police a short time later. Two men armed with guns entered Executive Cellular, in the 700 block of Grand Avenue, about 2:55 p.m. They jumped over the counter, told the two employees to lie down and ran off with 25 cellular phones as well as jewelry and a purse belonging to one employee and a watch from the other. The two were later seen in a car with a third man driving. Arrested on suspicion of robbery were Eric Wilson, 24, of Hawthorne; Derrick Daniels, 22, of Los Angeles; and Deandre Wright, 25, of Pacoima. They were held in Glendora City Jail on $50,000 bail each.

POMONA: An Arizona man allegedly shot his wife in the stomach Sunday morning after the two apparently argued in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 1550 Murchison Ave. Jesus Diaz Reyes, 21, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the 2 a.m. shooting of his wife, Rachel Diaz, 21, who was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday at County-USC Medical Center. Jesus Diaz is being held in Pomona City Jail on $500,000 bail.

POMONA: Police reported that a woman they believe to be a prostitute left her 5-week-old son early Monday morning with two transients who did not know her. The transients, a man and woman, told police the woman left the baby with them at the corner of Holt Avenue and Fillmore Place just after midnight. The mother was arrested on suspicion of child mistreatment but later released; her son has been placed in foster care pending court review of the incident.

VALINDA: A 17-year-old La Puente boy was killed Monday in a drive-by shooting as he was riding his bicycle at the intersection of Echelon Avenue and Hayland Street. The boy, whose name was not released, was shot about 5 p.m and was taken to Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, where he died at 5:55 p.m. Two of three male suspects, riding in a gold or gray late-model Oldsmobile Cutlass, fired at the boy with 9mm pistols, sheriff's deputies said. The car was last seen headed east on Bluelagoon Street. Anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at (213) 890-5500.

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