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LASD - San Dimas Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday June 15th, 2018 :: 08:00 a.m. PDT


Woman Spots a Momma and Baby Bear in her Driveway, 4500blk Live Oak Cyn Rd, La Verne

San Dimas Station is advising us of another bear sighting in La Verne tonight, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The caller reported a momma and baby bear were roaming around the driveway of her residence at around 9:17 p.m., on the 4500 block of Live Oak Canyon Road.

Deputies responded to the location to assist the female adult caller with a bear sighting near her home. The frightened resident retreated to the attic to protect herself until help arrived. Deputies were able to gain entry into the residence, search the home for bears, and then help the woman down from the attic once no bears were located. The woman did not report any injuries related to this incident. 

A search for the bears in the surrounding area outside the home met with negative results. There is a canyon behind the home that the bears may have re-entered. This encounter was a very frightening sight for the homeowner since she is new to the neighborhood.

Any questions, please contact:

San Dimas Sheriff’s Station
Watch Commander
270 South Walnut Avenue
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 450-2700

Bear Tips from Fish and Wildlife
Tips for Bear-proofing your Home, Rental or Timeshare

  • Do not toss food scraps out into the yard.
  • Purchase and properly use a bear-proof garbage container.
  • Wait to put trash out until the morning of collection day.
  • Do not leave trash, groceries or pet food in your car.
  • Keep garbage cans clean and deodorize them with bleach or ammonia.
  • Keep barbecue grills clean and stored in a garage or shed when not in use.
  • It is advised to not hang bird feeders in bear country. If you must, only do so during November through March and make them inaccessible to bears. Keep in mind bears are excellent climbers.
  • Do not leave any scented products outside, even non-food items such as suntan lotion, insect repellent, soap or candles.
  • Keep doors and windows closed and locked when unoccupied.
  • Consider installing motion-detector alarms and/or electric fencing.
  • Bring pets in at night. Provide safe and secure quarters for livestock at night.
  • Consider composting bins as opposed to open composting.
  • Securely block access to potential hibernation sites such as crawl spaces under decks and buildings.
  • Do not spray bear spray around property – when it dries, it can serve as an attractant.
  • Do not feed deer or other wildlife – this will attract bears to you
  • Harvest fruit off trees as soon as it is ripe, and promptly collect fruit that falls
  • If a bear breaks into your home, do not attempt to confront the bear. Give the bear an escape route. If the bear cannot make its way out, go to a safe place and call 911.

San Dimas Sheriff’s Station is one of six stations within the East Patrol Division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Station’s jurisdiction encompasses approximately 276 square miles. In addition to serving the City of San Dimas, the station serves unincorporated communities of Azusa, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Pomona, the Los Angeles County portion of Mt. Baldy, a large portion of the Angeles National Forest (State Route 39), and portions of Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2). The population for these areas is approximately one hundred and five thousand (105,000), nearly sixty sixty-nine thousand (69,000) in the unincorporated areas and more than thirty-six thousand (36,000) in the City of San Dimas.
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LASD - San Dimas Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
270 S Walnut Ave
San Dimas, CA 91773

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