Woman comes face-to-face with bear inside Tahoe City home

Placer County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle.
Placer County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle.(Placer County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:40 PM PDT
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. (KOLO) - An important reminder to be bear aware after a woman came face-to-face with a bear inside her Tahoe City home.

It happened during the day on June 16, 2022 on North Lake Tahoe Boulevard west of Lakewood Lane.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was taking the trash out and left the front door to her house open. The bear walked into the home while she was outside. When the woman came back into the home, she came face-to-face with the bear. The bear scratched her face and knocked her to the ground, the sheriff’s office said. The woman got away and called 911.

When deputies arrived, they found the bear in a tree near the home.

California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived and took the bear. The bear’s status is unknown at this time, as is the woman’s condition.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office urges you to keep your house and car doors locked at all times, even if you plan to return within minutes.

See below for more resources about bear safety:

Human-Wildlife Conflicts Program (

California Department of Fish and Wildlife: 916-358-2917

California State Parks: 530-525-9535

Nevada Department of Wildlife: 775-688-BEAR (2327)

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