Bears Sighted Multiple Times in Arcadia Neighborhood

Ursine creatures cause a minor stir on Highland Oaks Saturday afternoon.

Highland Oaks residents reported multiple sightings of a bear and her cub wandering the neighborhood Saturday.

The first sighting took place shortly after noon, when the furry duo decided to tour a backyard in the 1800 block of Highland Oaks Drive, according to scanner reports. The bears disappeared back into a flood control channel minutes after Arcadia police arrived, Sgt. Dan Crowther said.

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Less than an hour later, the bears turned up again, this time in the 1700 block of Highland Oaks. They then ambled two blocks over to a home in the 1500 block of Highland Oaks.

The bears made a quick visit to the 1300 block of Highland Oaks before heading home for the day shorly before 3:30 p.m.

Luckily, no humans or bears were harmed.

"Once we get there, they usually get spooked out pretty quick," Crowther said.


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