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Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
Wednesday September 14th, 2016 :: 10:25 a.m. PDT


Arlington Area: Black Bear Sighting

<p>The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department advises residents of a black bear in the Arlington area of the Town.&nbsp; The bear had been sighted in the pre-dawn hours near the Holy Trinity Church by Raymond Avenue and Main Street.&nbsp; The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recommends reducing food sources outside by cleaning barbeque grills after use, removing bird feeders, and not leaving pet food outside.&nbsp; Garbage cans should be kept inside a secure area if possible and placed outside the morning of pick up, rather than the night before.</p>

<p>Residents are urged not to approach or spook the bear. You can report bear sightings or activity to the New Paltz DEC Office at 845-256-3098, or if there is an immediate emergency, contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-485-3666 or by dialing 911.</p>

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
19 Tucker Dr
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 845-485-3666

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