Police warn Harrison and Kearny residents of ‘multiple sightings of a black bear’


The Harrison Police Department is warning area residents, including in the neighboring Town of Kearny, that there have been “multiple sightings of a black bear.”

Photo courtesy of the Harrison Police Department.

“There have been multiple sightings of a black bear in the Harrison/Kearny area. If you see the bear, please use caution and do not approach, contact the Harrison Police Department immediately! (973)483-4100,” the Harrison Police Department wrote on Facebook this morning.

They did not immediately provide any further information regarding when or where the bear had been sighted.

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife identifies the black bear as New Jersey’s largest mammal, noting that they are often attracted to garbage odors, therefore residents are urged to keep their garbage covered in an area where a bear has been spotted.