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Bear Causes Commotion in Glendora Neighborhood

Glendora Police and the Department of Fish and Game try drive away an unwanted visitor from a Glendora home.

Glendora Police spent two hours trying to drive away a roughly 400-pound bear that wandered onto a property on Sierra Madre Avenue Friday afternoon.

The bear showed up in the backyard of a residence at 323 Sierra Madre Avenue at around 4 p.m.

Traffic still flowed on Sierra Madre Avenue, but police had the property blocked off.

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The bear left and returned to the property several times, prompting police to shoo neighbors and curious onlookers further away from the property. By 6 p.m., police shot bean bags and pepper balls toward the bear, which retreated back into the hills and did not return.

Officers had non-lethal shotguns drawn in case they needed to subdue the bear. According to neighbors on the scene, the bear is a familiar visitor, having been spotted in the neighborhood on multiple occasions without incident.

Sybil Zarate October 20, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Thank you for reminding everyone of the facts.
Elaine Booker October 20, 2012 at 03:17 AM
That would be "Mr. Glen", I'm thinking! :) Too many noisy helicopters, totally unnecessary! My tax dollars at work...
Mikey's Mom October 20, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Why no pics of the bear?
CK October 21, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Yep! I remember them coming by when I would spend the night over your place 20 years ago! it was really cool for us kids
Susie C October 30, 2012 at 04:47 PM
http://glendora.patch.com/articles/video-officers-scare-a-bear-back-into-the-hills#video-11814936 The video cameraman didn't go all the way up the driveway where he unsuccessfully hid at the edge of the property between the foliage and the chain link fence.

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