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Rocklin, Calif.- Over the past weekend the Rocklin Police Department received several reports of wild bears seen in the area of Sierra College Blvd. near Scarborough Drive.

The bears did not appear to be aggressive, but citizens should always avoid contact with wild bears.

If you see a bear from a distance, STOP, never run, as the bear may chase you just as a dog would do. Climbing a tree is not recommended as a bear may climb after you. If the bear has NOT seen you, you should leave the area quietly. Go to a safe place.  If you see a bear and the bear sees you, back away speaking in deep, low tones at a normal volume.  Make yourself appear ‘big’.

Should you sight any bears in the city, please contact the Rocklin Police Department at (916) 625-5400.

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