UPDATE #2: Black Bear Spotted in Northeast Portland's Concordia Neighborhood

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June 11, 2014 08:02

  

The black bear has been safely removed from the tree by Portland Fire & Rescue and will be transported out of the area by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

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The black bear has been tranquilized by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and is currently asleep in a tree. Portland Fire & Rescue is at the scene to assist with the safe retrieval of the bear.

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This morning, Wednesday June 11, 2014, at 3:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 38th Avenue and Jessup Street on the report of a black bear that broke through some neighborhood fences.

Officers arrived in the area and saw the bear, described as 3' tall (on all four feet) and approximately 5' long.

Multiple officers have responded to the area to keep the bear from leaving the area. The bear has not been aggressive or threatening.

The bear currently is in a tree in the 5600 block of Northeast 36th Avenue and officers are awaiting the arrival of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel to safely handle the bear's removal from the neighborhood.

The Citizen Emergency Notification System (CENS), or "reverse 9-1-1", has been activated for the immediate area to ask residents to remain in their homes until the bear can be safely removed.

Although the bear has not been aggressive and is currently in a tree, police would ask people in the neighborhood to remain a safe distance away so as not to alarm the bear.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
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