300-Pound Bear Climbs Tree in Newburgh, Gets Tranquilized
The bear had climbed two trees in the City of Newburgh before being relocated.
On September, 22, 2018 ECO Jon Walraven recieved a call from the City of Newburgh Police Department regarding a large bear that had made it's way into a heavily populated area of the city.
The bear had climbed a tree and would not come down. The officer arrived at the scene and found that the bear had run across the street and climbed another tree.
From it's new perch the bear had access to several rooftops. City of Newburgh officer and state police block off the area around the bear.
ECO Walraven contacted ECO Will Chomicki and DEC Wildlife Biologist Matt Merchant for assistance. The team arrived and successfully immobilized the bear.
The officers safely transported the animal out of the city for relocation back into the wild.