Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bear reported to be on the property of a Route 138 motel
A bear sighting, the second such incident since October, was reported this weekend, police said Tuesday. A witness reported seeing the bear around 9:50 p.m. Saturday on the property of the 38 Motel, on Route 138 just west of New Bedford Road, Sgt. Pete Lokerson said. The same person also reported seeing the same bear with two cubs the night before, Lokerson said. Police searched the area, but found no bear, Lokerson said. The witness did not say the bear was aggressive, Lokerson said. Lokerson should use common sense when encountering a bear. “Remain calm and never approach the animal. Make the bear aware of your presence by talking or clapping, and always give it an escape route,’’ he said. Garbage should be secured and kept away from …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Police have upped patrols in the north Wall neighborhood where two residents reported seeing a bear Wednesday
A bear sighted Wednesday night around a North Wall neighborhood has not been seen since, but police have increased their patrols in the area, authorities said Thursday. Two witnesses reported seeing a 4-foot tall bear with black fur near the North Wall Little League fields around 5:15 Wednesday. Five officers conducted a search of the area but found no bear, Sgt. Steven Wolter said. About two weeks ago another resident also reported seeing a bear in the neighborhood, which is near a wooded area. Although bear sightings are rare, the township is considered bear habitat by the state Division of Fish & Game, Wolter said. If a bear is considered a nuisance, it would be tranquilized and relocated by Fish & Game, Wolter said. But so far, no …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
No bear was found despite extensive search, police said
Five police officers were dispatched to the area near the North Wall Little League complex late Wednesday afternoon responding to a reported bear sighting. Police extensively searched the area around 5:18 p.m. but did not find a bear, which a witness described as standing about 4-feet tall with black fur, Sgt. Steven Wolter said. Wall Township is considered a bear habitat by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Game and although they are rare, bear encounters are possible, Wolter said. If you encounter a bear, do not approach it. Most bears will naturally shy away from people, Wolter said. Contact police immediately at (732) 449-4500.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Englishtown Police chased the bear into a heavily wooded area of Manalapan.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
A black bear, approximately 6 to 8 ft. in height, was found sauntering through Manalapan Township and into Englishtown Borough shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, police said. Lt. Peter Cooke Jr. of the Englishtown Police Department said that the police received word of the bear through Monmouth County dispatch. Dispatch told Englishtown police that the bear was first sighted on Iron Ore Road near Mount Vernon Road. in Manalapan and headed towards Englishtown. Several Englishtown police officers went to the vicinity of the sighting; a landscaper on Woodruff Court told police that he had just spotted the bear on his street, Cooke said. Cooke and a couple of more police officers responded to the area and located the bear on Heritage Drive, which …