Bear spotted in Pinehurst

Posted June 20, 2008 4:13 p.m. EDT

— Police said three callers reported seeing a black bear in the Village Acres community on Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 7:31 a.m., reporting a black bear around Spring Lake Road. Police said a second person claimed to have seen the bear on Adam's Circle in the same neighborhood around 10:30 a.m.

A third caller said a small black bear was on the wood line off Vernon Lane around 11:30 a.m.

Police sent out a reverse 911 call to residents of Village Acres, informing them of bear sightings in the area. The message asked residents not to approach the bear if they saw it or feed it and to bring trash cans inside.