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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 6, 2013 




On July 4, 2013 at approximately 10:17 PM Sierra Madre Police Department received 
numerous 9-1-1 calls of a head on collision in the 1900 block of Santa Anita Avenue. When 
responding officers arrived they found one vehicle overturned and the other with major 
front end damage. The driver of the overturned vehicle was pinned in the driver’s seat.

Sierra Madre Fire Department, with assistance of the Arcadia Fire Department, worked 
for over 40 minutes to extract the driver. The driver was identified as 48 year old Adam 
Gallegos of Fullerton who sustained major injuries and was transported to Huntington 
Memorial Hospital. Three Monrovia teenagers who were in the vehicle struck by Gallegos 
were transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Police Chief Larry Giannone said “this tragic event is still under investigation and it is too 
early to tell if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision. So far the investigation shows 
that Gallegos was driving up Santa Anita Avenue towards Chantry Flats, then for some 
unknown reason he turned around and started traveling southbound in the northbound 
lanes of traffic. Gallegos’s vehicle struck the teenagers vehicle then overturned and slid 
several hundred feet before coming to rest on its side.” 

This collision remains under investigation and anyone with any information should contact 
Sierra Madre Police Department at 626.355.1414. 


Lylee “Dollie” Morant, born November 6, 1919 in Los 
Angeles, CA died Friday, June 21, 2013 in Glendora, 
CA. She lived in Sierra Madre, CA for 40 years. She 
is survived by her 2 sons, David and Donald; daughter-
in-law, Rose; grandchildren, Shelly and Sean.

Dollie was married to Beverly William Morant for 
53 years, a retired school teacher who passed away 
July 4, 2000. Dollie attended South Pasadena High 
School and graduated in 1937. She majored in Home 
Economics at Santa Barbara College and graduated 
with a Teaching Degree in 1941. She was a member 
of Phi Kappa Gamma.

Dollie taught at Chino High School, Duarte Junior 
High, and Baldwin Park High, where she retired in 
1979. Dollie was involved in the Woman’s Club of 
Pasadena (president from 1996-1998), Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club (president from 1993-1996), and Pasadena Power Squadron (1970-1980). She also 
traveled extensively from 1979-2000, through the USA, Mexico, Canada, China, and many, many 
European countries. Her favorites were China and England.

A private visitation was held Thusday, June 27, 2013.


On June 20, 2013 at approximately 0349 hours, Sierra Madre Police 
received a report of suspicious vehicle to the rear of the apartments 
between 680 and 708 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Officers responded 
to the location and observed a female suspect, later identified as 
Julia Sevier, standing in front of an open storage unit belonging 
to one of the apartments. The Officer’s investigation revealed 
that the suspect did not reside at the location and did not have 
permission to be inside of the storage unit. Officers found the 
suspect’s vehicle, a white Toyota 4 Runner, parked nearby which 
matched the description provided by the person reporting with an 
infant inside. The Officer’s investigation revealed that the suspect 
had committed a burglary, was in possession of narcotics, was 
in possession of burglary tools, and did this with her small child 
inside the vehicle. The suspect was charged with Burglary, Cruelty 
to a Child, Narcotics Possession, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

Sierra Madre Detectives believe Julia Sevier is responsible for 
several other residential burglaries and thefts in the City of Sierra 
Madre and neighboring cities. Anyone with any information should contact Sierra Madre Detectives 
at 626.355.1414.


For the period June 23-30, 2013

Sunday June 23, 2013

A resident in the 100 block of West Grandview Avenue reported that property had been stolen from 
her residence over a period of months. The resident had been slowly moving into her house and did 
not conclude that the property was missing until she had completed unpacking. During the move in 
period, the owner had construction and paint contractors in her home on several occasions. 

A similar crime was reported by a resident in the 400 block of Fairview Terrace. Starting in mid-
February, construction was taking place at the location. When the construction concluded, the 
resident discovered his cameras were missing from his guest room. During construction that room 
was unsecured and just sealed off from the construction area with plastic liner. The construction 
contractors working at these locations are not related. 

Monday June 24, 2013

At approximately 2am, units on patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway in the 200 block 
of Mariposa Avenue. The lights were on and the engine was running. When they approached, the 
officers found the driver unconscious at the wheel. It was determined that the individual (male 43 
years of age) had been drinking heavily and he was subsequently booked for DUI. 

Friday June 28, 2013

At 9pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Mariposa Avenue to investigate a report of a battery. 
A male and a female, who have a dating relationship, got into a verbal argument about child visitation 
matters. The male alleged that at one point, the female struck him in the face with an open hand. The 
female denied this and was supported by another adult witness at the location. Additionally there was 
no visible injury evident. The investigation was referred for detective follow up. 


Beginning July 1, 2013 the offices at City Hall and the Community Recreation centers will be open 
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:30pm.

At the May 28, 2013 City Council meeting, the City Council adopted new open hours for City Hall 
and the Community Recreation offices as a part of the fiscal year 2013-2015 bi-annual budget. 

The Council implemented the new open hours at City Hall and Community Recreation offices to 
offset for the reduced staffing levels implemented over the last five years. The adopted FY 2013-2015 
budget also includes additional consolidated job responsibilities as well as technology enhancements 
to continue to improve work efficiencies and effectiveness, in order to serve Sierra Madre citizens. 



LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, MTA Chairman, announced 
that gates on METRO will now require a TAP card that can also be used on 
buses, light rail, trains and other municipal operators including METROLINK , Foothill 
Transit, Antelope Valley Transit, Torrance Transit and the Los Angeles Department of 

“In addition to enhancing our regional transit system, gate latching gives us an opportunity 
to collect fares that otherwise may have been evaded,” said Chairman Antonovich.