Bear breaks into Duarte home

DUARTE – A young bear may have used a window to crawl into a kitchen where it grabbed a snack Wednesday.
The break-in happened about 2 p.m. in the 70 block of Crestview Court. A resident was home.
“The lady heard a noise and saw a bear had made it into her house,” Sheriff’s Lt. Ignacio Somoano said.
He said the woman locked herself in a room and called 9-1-1.
A deputy and a Duarte Animal Control officer headed to Crestview Court. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was also notified.
The law found the furry burglar on the kitchen counter still eating.
Somoano said the deputy left the door open. Then the deputy and the animal control officer made loud noises. The bear ran out through the door.
Authorities estimate the bear to be a year old and weighing 100 pounds.
Somoano didn’t know if this hungry bear was the same bruin found sleeping in a tree Tuesday night by deputies.

- Ruby Gonzales

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