HAWTHORNE, NJ - A small black bear was sighted in Hawthorne Tuesday morning.  While Hawthorne might be "The Home of the Bears," generally the human inhabitants are wary of when an actual bear pays a visit near their homes.  The Borough of Hawthorne announced at 8:25 a.m. that the Police Department were aware of the bear's presence and advised residents not to disturb or approach it.

Hawthorne residents on social media had reported seeing the little bear near Goffle Road and Pasedena Avenue.

Residents should keep pets indoors.