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Black Bear Reportedly Spotted on Newton/Brookline Line

Newton Police have alerted Brookline Police about a bear sighting near Skyline Park, according to scanner reports.

[Update 3: Scanner reporting that the bear may be headed toward Francis Ryan Circle. 9:53 p.m.]

[Update 2: According to Patch correspondent , roughly 12 police cruisers have responded to the area near the 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. 9:41 p.m.]

[Update: According to scanners, Environmental police are saying that, unless the bear poses a threat to anyone, as it is in a wooded area, police should leave it be. If the bear reappears tomorrow, and is in a residential area, they will take action. 9:33 p.m.]

After , another bear sighting was reported this evening on the Newton/Brookline line near .

According to scanner reports, the bear was last seen moving from Princeton Road and Rangely Road toward Horace James Circle.

Newton Police notified Brookline Police of the bear sighting, according to scanner reports.

Over the last few days there have been multiple reports of black bear sightings in the area, . 

Brookline Patch will have more updates as they become available.

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