New Westminster – In the afternoon of May 30th the New Westminster Police Department received a call that a black bear was wandering east along the railway tracks in the area of Stewardson Way.
Police issued a warning to the public about walking in the area, as the bear had made its way to the 1000 block of Quayside Drive. Police met with BC Conservation Officers and assisted in the capture and safe transportation of the bear.
“Safely capturing the bear required a brief closure of Columbia Street,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “We were happy to assist the BC Conservation Officers and we want to thank the public for their patience.”
In consultation with wildlife biologists, Conservation Officers relocated the bear outside of the city.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar