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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE:            March 9, 2014

 

INCIDENT:    UPDATE - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
                        MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTED IN RESIDENTIAL AREA 

 

LOCATION:     EDMONTON NORTH OF CALGARY, CITY OF FONTANA
                           WEST SIDE OF HUNTER'S RIDGE



Summary

UPDATE - March 9, 2014

The Fontana Police Department reported sighting the MOUNTAIN LION, early Saturday evening, March 8th, in the neighborhood of Edmonton north of Calgary in the city of Fontana.  The area is in the west side of Hunter's Ridge.  Residents are continuing to be warned to avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active

dawn, dusk, and at night.

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The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department would like to alert area residents of a recent vicious mountain lion attack in a residential area of north Fontana.  The incident occurred approximately one-quarter of a mile from the city of Rancho Cucamonga.  Residents are being warned to avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active- dawn, dusk, and at night.

 

On March 5, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers from the Fontana Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive for a report of a mountain lion attack against a 100 pound German Shepherd in a backyard located in the northern part of a Hunter’s Ridge neighborhood. The owner heard the dog in distress and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his deceased pet displaying a very aggressive behavior toward the resident.  When officers arrived they found the mountain lion in the front yard. Officers shot at the mountain lion and scared it into the canyon. The mountain lion kept returning and coming towards the officers in front of the residence a total of four times before disappearing into the canyon.  There is no evidence that the lion was ever struck by any rounds.

 

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department has deemed the mountain lion an imminent threat to public safety. 

 

Mountain lions are nocturnal animals.  Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant, keep pets inside and call 9-1-1 if you spot the mountain lion in your neighborhood.

 

 

Refer:              Public Affairs Division            

 

Phone No.       (909) 387-3700



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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