BearIt’s that time of year when bear cubs will again be passing through our area.  The Allendale Police will again be  monitoring the situation and encourage residents to continue reporting any sightings to the police by calling 201-825-1900.

As a general reminder, keep your distance from any wild animals, including but not limited to bears and coyotes.  If you see a bear or coyote, bring pets and children inside until the animal leaves the area.  Bears are attracted to neighborhoods by garbage odors.  Properly securing your garbage is one of the best ways to prevent bears from becoming a nuisance in our community.  For more bear safety tips, please visit the NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife website at or contact the Allendale Police.

Here’s some additional info on bear activity in Allendale: