Bergen County Bear Relocated To New Jersey Wildlife Refuge

May 02, 2018 - 6:50 am

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- The bear scare in Bergen County is over, with the wayward bear removed to the friendlier confines of a wildlife area in northwestern New Jersey.

The baby black bear helped himself to table scraps from garbage cans and napped in a tree in Paramus, before giving cops the slip and running to Ridgewood, where homeowner Virginia Topolski happened upon the pursuit.

"I was going to walk the dog, and the police drove by and they said 'go back in your house," she said.

With the high school on lockdown, helicopters hovering, and the bear up in another tree, animal control officer Carol Tyler took control.

"Fish and wildlife got here real quick, everybody did their job, and it went well," she said.

That's what we call the bear facts.