Nevada wildlife officer kills Lake Tahoe-area break-in bear

STATELINE — Nevada wildlife officers have killed a female bear that had been blamed for home break-ins in the South Lake Tahoe area.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said Monday the 2-year-old female was shot dead July 28 following a confrontation with a homeowner near Stateline.

Healy says the bear had been captured and fitted with a tracking collar in early May after she was found trying to raid trash bins.

The collar showed she kept returning to residential areas.

Healy says a bear that breaks into occupied dwellings crosses a line and becomes a danger to human safety.

State wildlife officials trapped and euthanized another bear in June after it raided a vehicle and wouldn’t leave an area near a state park visitor’s center at Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor.


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