Update: Bear tranquilized, safely relocated back into the wild
Update posted May 26, 6 a.m.:
– On Wednesday, a young bear caused a stir in Paso Robles, but he was safely relocated back into the wild by first responders and volunteers, according the Paso Robles Police Department.
With the assistance of the Paso Robles Police Department, San Luis Obispo County Division of Animal Services, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Volunteers, and members from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the juvenile black bear was darted with a tranquilizer, examined for any illnesses, injuries, then tagged and relocated to Los Padres National Forest.
Original story posted May 25, 7 a.m.:
– On Wednesday evening at approximately 7:15 p.m., Paso Robles citizens reported seeing a bear in the yard of a house in the 200 block of Vine Street in Paso Robles.
Paso Robles Police responded to the scene and the bear fled to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel parking lot before heading down by the river.
– Report by Jason Brock