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May 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A 164 pound male, black bear was captured in the rear yard of 545 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, on Sunday afternoon, 05/20. NJDEP Fish & Wildlife Division employees were assisted by Glen Rock PD and Tyco Animal Control Services. No injuries were reported during the capture. The bear had been perched in a tree for several hours following a chase by Glen Rock Police officers after it was initially spotted walking along Lincoln Avenue, Glen Rock. The bear was lured into the NJDEP owned trap by a bag of donuts and some molasses. He was tranquilized prior to being tagged, tattooed, and loaded into a pickup truck for transport to a NJDEP managed forest area.

Glen Rock Police thanked TYCO and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, “the bear that was found in a tree in the rear yard of a Doremus Avenue residence today was tranquilized and transported to a safe environment in Western New Jersey.”

Ridgewood Deputy Mayor Mike Sedon was not available for comment .