A bear was seen crossing Lincoln Avenue at Jefferson Avenue in Newtown Borough Tuesday morning, police said.
Several black bear sightings were reported in Newtown Borough and Township early Tuesday, according to police and eyewitnesses.
At 5:15 a.m., a Newtown Township Police Officer was passing through the borough when a motorist flagged him down to say he saw a black bear on North Lincoln Ave at Jefferson Ave.
The officer began checking the area and spotted the bear crossing Lincoln Avenue. Shortly after, another report came in that there was a bear sighting in the Rain Tree Development.
Officers checked that area, but did not locate the bear.
One reader told Patch they spotted a bear in the Ridings of Newtown Tuesday morning. Another resident told Patch she was running on Linton Hill Road toward Washington Crossing Road when police told her to turn back due to the bear sightings.