Black Bear Reportedly Spotted in Newton/Brookline/Chestnut Hill Area
Newton Police have alerted Brookline Police about a bear sighting near Skyline Park, according to scanner reports.
A black bear has been spotted very close to the West Roxbury border tonight. If you see the black bear please avoid it.
Update 9:38 p.m. According to Patch correspondent Stephen Walsh, roughly 12 police cruisers have responded to the area near the Baker School in Chestnut Hill for reports of a black bear sighting.
Environmental Police have told local police to leave the bear alone unless it makes its way toward a residential area. Otherwise, police can resume the search in the morning.
Scanner reports indicate the bear may be moving toward the Hancock Woods reservation on the Newton/Brookline/West Roxbury line.
9:33 p.m. The bear has reportedly been sighted near the Baker School in Brookline. Brookline Police have responded to the area.
9:28 p.m.: Environmental Police have told local police to leave the bear alone unless it is a threat and reappears tomorrow in a residential area, according to scanner reports.
After a black bear was spotted earlier today on the Newton/Needham line, another bear sighting was reported this evening on the Newton/Brookline line near Skyline Park.
According to scanner reports, the bear was last seen moving from Princeton Road and Rangely Road toward Horace James Circle.
Newton Police have notified Brookline Police of the bear sighting. Scanner reports indicate the Environmental Police have responded to the scene.
Over the last few days there have been multiple reports of black bear sightings in the area, including Westwood and Dedham.
Aside from black bear sightings, wildlife also made headlines in Wellesley today when a moose was spotted in the area of Parker Road and Brookmere Avenue.
Newton Patch will have more updates as they become available.
Stephen Walsh contributed to this report.