Police Receive Reports of Bear in Wethersfield

Police said they received several reports of a bear in Wethersfield on Friday. 

The bear was spotted in different areas of town, including Ridge Road, Wright Road, Wolcott Hill Road and Nott Street. In a news release issued around 10:30 a.m., police said it was last seen in the 600 block of Wolcott Hill Road, heading south. 

Officers saw the bear and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified and responded. 


Police are urging residents to be aware of their surroundings and that bears are attracted to garbage, pet food, compost piles, fruit trees and birdfeeders, so make sure there is nothing around your homes and yard to attract bears. 

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection list of bear sightings across Connecticut has one report in the last year. 

Anyone who sees a bear in Wethersfield should call the Wethersfield Police Department at (860) 721-2900.

You can also report bear sightings online. 

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