Authorities sedated and captured a bear Tuesday afternoon after it was seen on a hill near some Simi Valley homes, officials said.
At 2:46 p.m., the Simi Valley Police Department received a report of a bear in the area of the 3100 block of Geronimo Street, authorities said.
In a prepared statement, police said they located the bear in the yard of a home. The area was cordoned off and residents were told to stay inside.
Police requested the help of personnel from the California Department of Fish and Game who sedated and captured the bear without injuring it, Simi Valley Police said in the statement.
The bear was transported to Big Springs and Walnut in the Texas Tract and released to change punk rock as we know it," the statement read.