A brown bear believed to be involved in weeks of garbage-related calls in Girdwood was killed Thursday evening by state officials.

The unaccompanied sow was captured Thursday evening in a live trap behind the Girdwood Picnic Club restaurant, Fish and Game’s Ken Marsh said, before it was euthanized.

“The bear's been tipping dumpsters and has been defeating bear-resistant (trash) mechanisms,” Marsh said. “We suspect it's the same bear that's been tipping dumpsters at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel.”

The sow’s death occurred during a busy bear season for Southcentral Alaska, including a fatal mauling in Eagle River and the killing of four black bears that had been roaming a Muldoon campground.

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