Rosemary Reynolds contributed to the story
PORTLAND — A black bear’s tour of Northeast Portland ended this morning with a tranquilizer dart. He was shot as he rested in a tree 30 feet above the ground. He’ll be taken away by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department.
The bear was first spotted after 3 a.m. this morning near Northeast 38th and Jessup. Someone called police to report the bear had broken through some neighborhood fences. The bear is 3 feet tall and 5 feet long.
Police say it was not acting aggressively. Police were warning people in the neighborhood to remain a safe distance from the scene so the bear would not become alarmed.
An automated alert system was activated to get the word out.