Silver Spring warns trick-or-treaters of bear sighting

Police in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County are notifying parents of trick or treaters that a black bear has been spotted in the area.

A resident reported the bear sighting in the area of Houston Drive at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. The bear was gone when officers arrived.

Houston Drive is located in the Sample Bridge/Interstate 81 area of the township.

Police said bear sightings are not that unusual in the area, but they wanted to make parents aware of this sighting so that they could take whatever precautions are necessary.

The township's Trick or Treat Night is this evening.

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