Poland Twp. police warn of black bear sighting

Police searched for the bear but couldn't find it

Note: This is not the bear that was spotted in Poland Twp. This is a stock photo. FILE - In this April 22, 2012 file photo, a black bear grazes in a field in Calais, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot/File)

POLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WYTV) – Poland Township Police Chief Brian Goodin is warning residents to not leave small children or pets unattended outside for the time being after a black bear was spotted.

Goodin said they got a call that a bear was spotted about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Arrel and Struthers roads.

Police searched for the bear but couldn’t find it.