Black bear sighted in the Village of Newark

The Newark Police Department reports the sighting of a black bear in the North West corner of the Village on Monday (10/15) morning.

After responding to the call of a Village resident, Sergeant Doug Keyton reported also sighting the bear as it wandered through the lawns on the north end of the Village. The bear was last seen leaving the Village toward the north east.

Each year black bears are reported roaming In Monroe, Ontario and Wayne Counties. Residents should always treat black bears as a wild animal and never approach them or feed them. Trash for pick-up should not be put out the night before nor should bird feeders be mounted low to the ground.

Additional information can be gained by callng the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.