Bear roams around streets of Altadena

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 ALTADENA – A California black bear took to the streets of Altadena on Sunday afternoon, taking up residence in a few local backyards and trees. As of 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Sheriff’s Lt. Carrie Stuart of the Altadena station said officials from the state Department of Fish and Game were still trying to detain the animal. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Blankenbaker, who was at the scene, said the bear was about 2 years old and weighed roughly 200 pounds. Stuart said the incident began at 12:55 p.m., when a resident in the 1800 block of Coolidge Avenue called police to say there was a bear in the backyard. When police arrived, the bear ran away and climbed to the top of a tree at a home in the 1800 block of Midlothian Drive. It stayed there for a couple of hours, eventually falling asleep, Stuart said. The state Fish and Game crew arrived around 3 p.m., she said. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more