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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday August 17th, 2020 :: 05:08 p.m. PDT


Bear Attack Advisory

Nature of Incident: Bear Attack Advisory
Location: Unincorporated area of Santa Paula
Date & Time: August 15, 2020 @ 11:55 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Santa Clara Valley Sheriff’s Station and California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating a bear attack that occurred Saturday, in the unincorporated area of Santa Paula near Aliso Canyon Road.  A man working at a local ranch was attacked by a bear and was treated and released for minor injuries. 
Wildlife, such as bears, commonly live near ranch properties and orchards.  People living and working in these areas are encouraged to be aware of their presence and avoid direct contact with wildlife.
In the event of a bear sighting, the public is encouraged to contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at (858) 467-4201.
For more information on how to coexist with bears and other wildlife in California, go to
Prepared by: Detective Shawn Pewsey #3867  
News Release Date: August 17, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Patrick Foy, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (888) 334-2258 or
Detective Shawn Pewsey
(805) 524-2234
[email protected]
Approved by:
Captain Garo Kuredjian

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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