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.