New Kent Sheriff's Office receives calls about black bear sightings in Lanexa

NEW KENT – The New Kent Sheriff's Office received several phone calls Thursday afternoon reporting black bear sightings near Rockahock Campground.

According to the Sheriff's Office, phone calls starting coming in around 12:39 p.m. July 3 reporting that a black bear was spotted on Lightning Road near Rockahock Road and Riverside Campground, both in Lanexa.

Officers responded to the area but could not confirm the bear sightings.

The case has been turned over to the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).

Calls and emails to the VDGIF were not returned as of Thursday evening.

Have you spotted a black bear in Lanexa near the Rockahock Campground? Email: amartin@tidewaterreview.com with any details of your experience.

The Review will be updating this story as information becomes available.

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.