Hello this is Roseland Mayor John Duthie with a special alert. There was a single report of a black bear sighting crossing Passaic Avenue by McGovern Court in the Borough of Roseland.
If you see the bear, please notify the Roseland Police Department immediately at
973-226-8700 or in an emergency dial 9-1-1.
It is important that you do not attempt to approach the bear, but rather, immediately contact the police. Again the phone number to call the Roseland Police Department is 973-226-8700.
The State of NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife has been notified. If the bear is sighted again, the bear will be tranquilized and relocated to its natural habitat.
Please be mindful and alert of small children when playing outside, as well as your small pets. Taking extra precaution is the prudent thing to do