A bear was in search of a midnight snack Saturday and kept Arcadia officers busy as it searched for food.
Officers were alerted about the bear at 12:43 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Valencia Avenue. According to scanner reports, the bear was sitting on someone's front porch. Police kept watch on the creature as it walked about from residence to residence.
"There were just basically up there looking for it. They were just trying to shoo it back up into the hills," said Sergeant Dan Crowther of
A police helicopter helped officers locate the bear as it climbed fences into more backyards and the bear was knocking over trashcans.
Officers ended their search for the bear once it reportedly entered the Whispering Pines Estates in the city of Monrovia, Crowther said. Police stopped searching around 2:23 a.m.
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