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Update: Officials Tranquilize Meatball-Seeking Bear in Montrose (Video)

The bear was spotted foraging around homes in Montrose early Tuesday morning; it may be the same animal that has made repeated visits.

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Update 9:30 a.m.: Sheriff's officials alerted locals via email and phone in a message: 

"There was a full sized bear in the area. Fish and Game staff have tranquilized the bear and will be relocating the bear back to its habitat."

8:30 a.m.: The California Department of Fish & Game is giving the bear a third tranquilizer dart, according to Fox11. 

7:50 a.m.: Officials have tranquilized the black bear that was spotted early Tuesday morning in Montrose and are preparing to transport it back to the Angeles National Forest.

The bear was tranqulized behind the gate of a yellow house in the 2400 block of Mayfield, next to

An official told the media that he used two tranquilizer darts on the bear, which he described as large (see video above).

Meanwhile, longtime Montrose resident William McLaughlin disagrees with the way officials are handling this particular bear incident (see video above).

“The problem is not the bear,” McLaughlin told Patch, adding: “The problem is they started chasing him at about 3:20 this morning. … The bear would be gone now if they’d left it alone.”

Sheriff's officials sent out an alert and phone call to locals that the nearly 500-pound black bear was roaming the neighborhood and to stay inside. 

Previously: A bear was spotted rummaging through the yards of homes in Montrose around Briggs Avenue and the 2400 block of Mayfield Avenue Tuesday morning as officials tried to round it up.

Officers of the Glendale Police Dept., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the state department of fish and game are on the scene trying to corral the animal, which appeared around 3 a.m.

As of 7:30 a.m., officers of the California Department of Fish and Game were preparing to tranquilize the bear (see video above).

Media and sheriff's helicopters were hovering over the scene as well as of 7:20 a.m.

It's unclear but very likely if this is the same animal that has been making regular visits to the Montrose and La Crescenta area in recent weeks.

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