UPDATE: Rosie the Bear

After being tranquilized, the bear ended up falling asleep in a yard near the wash by the 2500 block of Hermosa.


That bear that was roaming La Crescenta and Montrose earlier this morning has been safely transported into the Angeles National Forest.

“It was a female bear about 200 pounds,” said John Camphouse, Captain of Montrose Search and Rescue

Camphouse and another MSR member traveled with California Fish and Game into the forest to release the bear.

“The bear was named Rosie by Fish and Game because she had been on Rosemont Boulevard,” Camphouse said.

Rosie is estimated to be about two and a half to three years old. Fish and Game tagged her, like they did Crescenta Valley’s most famous bear Meatball. Rosie’s number is 520.

She was transported and will hopefully find food to her liking in the forest so as not to make another trip down to Crescenta Valley.

UPDATE 10:29 a.m. The bear that wandered throughout La Crescenta neighborhoods early today has fallen asleep after being tranquilized. He was found in a yard on the side of a home just above the wash in the 2500 block of Hermosa. Wardens from Fish & Game have carried him out to a waiting vehicle. He will be relocated in the Angeles National Forest.

UPDATE 10:00 a.m.: The bear has been tranquilized and is on the move. He has traveled south of Montrose Avenue and is in the 2400 block of Florencita.


Residents in the 2400 and 2500 blocks of Mayfield and Fairway avenues are advised to stay in their homes as law enforcement monitors the movements of a bear seen in the area this morning. Smaller than 400 pound Meatball, the bear has been wandering the area, moving from the 210 freeway into neighborhoods.

The bear, which was seen stopping to drink from automated sprinklers in a local yard, has been moving east and perhaps, being Sunday, may be heading to Holy Redeemer church.

Sheriffs have sent out an automated phone message to residents telling them to stay in their homes.