Another bear sighting in Sierra Vista area
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Residents of Sierra Vista helped police keep visual contact with a bear while they helped escort it out of the city.
The Sierra Vista Police Department thanks all the residents that called in locations of the bear, which aided in getting the bear back onto Ft. Huachuca.
Cpl. Scott Borgstadt tells KGUN9 that on August 30, around 6:30 a.m., officers on routine patrol spotted a bear near the intersection of Golf links Rd. and Hummingbird.
Officers were able to keep visual contact with the bear until it entered the wash near Golf Links Rd. and Camino Rancho.
After the bear entered the wash it proceeded south and was spotted again in the wash near the 2200 block of Piccadilly Dr. were officers again lost visual contact.
The bear was later spotted in the wash in the 1800 block of Piccadilly Dr. However, officers lost visual contact for almost an hour before a resident called in reporting the bear on the corner of Copper Crown and Copper Sky.
The bear jumped several brick walls into resident's yards and finally jumped a wall on Laguna Nigel and into a field just east of Buffalo Soldier Trail.
An officer on a quad was able to herd the bear across Buffalo Soldier Trail onto Ft. Huachuca.
No one, including the bear, was injured and no property damage has been reported.
Arizona Game and Fish was contacted at the start of the incident and advised the Sierra Vista Police to keep visual contact with the bear and try to herd it out of the city.