Rossland family forced to hide when bear breaks into residence

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
June 4th, 2024

On June 2, at 12:52 a.m., frontline Trail and Greater District officers received a report from a homeowner that a bear was breaking into her residence in the 1400 block of Columbia Avenue in Rossland, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the woman, her children, and a dog locked themselves in an upstairs room until police could arrive at the scene.

He added when the officers arrived, one officer had to force open the front door, which freed the bear that had ended up trapped inside the residence. No one was injured in this incident but the family was very shaken up.

The family did the right thing at the right time by calling the police and sheltering in place. This was a scary incident for them as it would be for anyone,” Wicentowich said. “The BC Conservation Office Service was notified about the incident and hopefully will follow up with the family. Please secure all of your garbage and potential food sources to help prevent incidents like this from occurring.


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