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APD Investigates Report of Bear in Ashland
This morning Ashland Police Officers responded for a report of a bear wandering through a residential area in Ashland. While investigating officers have not located a bear, several reports indicate the bear may be in the area between Route 1/South Washington Highway and Maple Street.
APD officers are continuing efforts to locate the bear and have been in contact with Hanover County Animal Control.
Should anyone observe a bear remember to keep a respectful distance and give the animal plenty of space; bears generally move on quickly. In addition, call APD and let us know the location of the bear and direction of travel so officers can insure the safety of residents.
We also recommend that our citizens stay inside their residences tonight and bring any domestic pets inside as well. This is a common occurrence and we ask our community to contact local police if anyone encounters this bear.
For more information on bears in Virginia and how to keep safe when they’re nearby please click here.
Preventing Identity Theft
If your wallet, purse or personal identity information has been stolen or lost consider the following steps to protect yourself:
JOIN US FOR "COFFEE WITH A COP"
Our "Coffee with a Cop" program provides an opportunity for the Ashland Police Department and community members to come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique forum for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Ashland’s neighborhoods.
APD plans to host Coffee with a Cop meetings regularly to build partnerships in our community. For more information click here.
E Francis Street between S Center Street and Maple Street will be closed for milling and paving on Tuesday and Wednesday during the day. The road will be open during the evening and overnight hours.