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Monsey, NY - Black Bear Roaming In The Streets. Video

Published on: June 1, 2008 06:48 PM
Last updated on: June 1, 2008 11:59 PM
By: Journal News - VIN News
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Monsey, NY - The third and fourth reported black bear sightings in Rockland in a month happened today, with what appeared to be a black bear cub snooping around Lexington Avenue in Suffern.

Two previous sightings were in Suffern on May 21 and Stony Point on May 12. Today’s sighting was reported at around 7:30 a.m.

Suffern Sgt. Edgardo Alvarez said an officer spotted the bear and scared it away using his siren. He added that police cruisers were out circling the area just in case.

The sergeant said, “So far we’ve been looking in the area. We haven’t seen it again.”

Another bear was spotted in Monsey today and police reported this afternoon they were trying to trap it.

The baby bear is now on a tree at Remsen Ave. & Grove, PD and Chavirom on scene waiting for special
units.

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A DEC worker shot the bear with a tranquilizer gun and it was put into a drum-like container to be transported to a state park. Hundreds of people looked on.

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 08:15 PM Anonymous Says:

What a dumb officer. Scare it away with a siren? So it will venture into a different neighborhood and possibly attack someone? Why not either shoot the beast or tranquilize it? All these stupid officers are good at giving tickets for talking on a cell phone.

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 08:23 PM smarty pants Says:

All these stupid officers are good at giving tickets for talking on a cell phone.
>>>>>>>>>>>>

The bear was not talking on a cell phone. Did you actually want the cop to write a ticket to the bear?

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 08:59 PM Anonymous Says:

the bear was just shot with a tranquilizer gun and captured, and is being transported to a State Park!!

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 09:54 PM Beer Facts Says:

Mazel Tov! We caught a bear

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 09:56 PM monsey boy Says:

My sister was sitting on our back porch when she saw the bear running through our backyard

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

About 2 years ago a black bear climbed a tree in blueberry hill in Spring Valley and hung out. Environmental cops set up a net and tranquilized the bear, which fell to the ground..

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 10:44 PM Anonymous Says:

i think its crazy that they didnt shoot it right away by the way does anybody know if BOTH were caught?

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 Jun 01, 2008 at 11:57 PM lavdafka Says:

…a lot of confidence in the Ramapo PD.. does someone have an axe to grind?

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 Jun 02, 2008 at 09:39 AM avi Says:

what is chaveirim doing there?!?!? are they crazy!?!?!?! Do they have special training to trap bears?!?!?! They do amazing work, but they shouls not endanger themselves!!!

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 Jun 02, 2008 at 06:54 PM anonymous Says:

the officers wait for this all year round!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Jun 03, 2008 at 09:45 AM Anonymous Says:

the journal news did not take the photo it was done by Chaim Feig

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 Jun 04, 2008 at 01:02 AM ploni almoni Says:

Someone want a teddy bear??

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