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Bear makes appearance in east Mesa neighborhood

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:40 am | Updated: 9:21 am, Fri May 3, 2013.

A 150 lb. bear decided to venture into an east Mesa neighborhood Tuesday night, drawing the attention of residents and Mesa Police.

Neighbors called Mesa Police about 9:30 p.m. to the 11000 block of East Dover, near Adobe and Mountain roads. When officers arrived, they found the bear running through the neighborhood.

Officers corraled the bear near a fence at Sousa Elementary School, 616 N. Mountain Road, before Arizona Game and Fish Department personnel arrived.

Game and Fish personnel were able to tranquilized the bear without incident. The bear was relocated and there were no injuries.

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