FANWOOD, NJ — Borough police are advising residents of a recent sighting of a bear in the northeast quadrant of Fanwood, last seen on Ridge Way (off Midway Avenue).

The police urge residents to be cautious, do not approach the bear and do not leave food out for the bear.

"If you have an encounter with the bear or the bear remains in your yard please contact the Fanwood Police Department," said Capt. Kevin Grimmer. "As always the safety of our residents and their pets are our primary concern."