Deputies ‘dispatch’ bear injured in hit-and-run near Lake Tahoe |

Deputies ‘dispatch’ bear injured in hit-and-run near Lake Tahoe

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in a hit-and-run that badly injured a bear Wednesday, May 31, just south of Incline Village.

Deputies responded to a report of an injured bear lying in Nevada State Route 28 at 12:40 a.m. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies located a badly injured 3-year-old female bear in the Memorial Point area south of Sand Harbor.

The bear, which was struck by an unknown vehicle, was breathing but unable to move. Deputies consulted with a responding Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist by phone, “and they determined that the most humane course of action would be to dispatch the bear in order to stop it from suffering.”

The press release did not specify how deputies dispatched the bear. The NDOW biologist arrived on the scene and took possession of the bear.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information to call 775-328-3350 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.