By Mary O’KEEFE
Residents have reported seeing a bear in the upper Briggs Terrace area on Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
Roger Young president of the Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council sent a notice via email to all residents of the sighting. According to Young a resident in the 5800 block of Irving Avenue reported seeing the bear in her front yard about 10:15 p.m. on Monday night. She contacted the CV Sheriff’s Station but the bear had left before deputies arrived.
Deputies continued to patrol throughout the night and into Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Jeff Hardt.
Residents also reported seeing the bear near Maurice Avenue and Manzanita Lane.
“The last time the bear was reported being seen was on Freeman Avenue,” Hardt said. That report was on Tuesday morning.
The sheriffs contacted California Fish and Game and were told once the deputies had contained the bear they would send someone. Deputies continued to patrol but as of Wednesday morning had not found the bear and there
were no more reports of sightings called into the station.
Young advises residents who have trash pick up on Wednesday morning to make certain to put their trash cans out after sunrise and not the night before.
There is a meeting and street party scheduled on Saturday, June 26 at 5918 Upper Canyonside for neighbors to gather and get advice on how to deal with bear(s) and other wildlife in the area. Attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer and a chair.
For more information, visit the council website at www.cvfiresafecouncil.com.