Here's what a California Deptartment of Fish and Game Public Information Officer reported, via the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department email notification:
Montrose bear has been active in the area for 3 weeks. Always ran away when saw humans: good bear behavior. Now tranquilized. Never been caught before. Adult black bear is 250-300 lbs. Confident that this is same bear frequenting Montrose, Glendale, and LaCrescenta. Will be taken far away to the forest.
California Dept. of Fish and Game Capt. Martin Wall said: "Moving a tranquilized bear is like moving a waterbed without a frame."
This isn't the first bear that officials have moved, said Sheriff's Reserve Chief Mike Leum.
Leum recalls moving a bear using a truck to Horse Flats about two years ago and standing by to make sure the bear woke up before leaving the scene.