Bear tranquilized in Pasadena after straying far from forest


PASADENA >> Officials tranquilized a 300-pound bear and returned it to the forest after it wandered more than two miles out of the forest and into a Pasadena neighborhood Saturday morning, authorities said.
Police and California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials chased the bear through a neighborhood for about three hours after it was first spotted about 9 a.m. in the 1300 block of E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena Police Lt. John Mercado said.
Officials followed the bear as meandered through the neighborhood and ultimately settled in a tree in a residential yard in the 1000 block of N. Michigan Avenue, Mercado said.
Fish and Wildlife officials tranquilized the bear before loading it into a pickup truck for lift back to the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTO courtesy of the Pasadena Fire Department.

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Police chase bear out of Glendora home

GLENDORA >> Police used a bean bag round to chase away a bear that broke into a Glendora couple’s home late Wednesday, officials said.
The four-legged intruder showed up about 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 1900 block of East Foothill Boulevard, Glendora police Sgt. Michael Henderson said.
Officers arrived to find the animal in the home’s kitchen, where it reportedly helped itself to a snack of tortillas and bread.
Police shot the bear once in the hindquarters with a bean bag fired from a shotgun, and it quickly made its way out of the home and back into the forest, Henderson said.

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Monrovia plans action — against bears

This is planned for tomorrow’s newspaper:

Monrovia Police Chief Roger Johnson is recommending thecity step up its regulations to deter residents from attracting bears and other wildlife into residential neighborhoods. Bear incursions into residential areas have been on the rise and a staff report with
several proposals, including fines for residents who don’t secure their trash, will be presented to the council during its regular meeting tomorrow.

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