New Canaan police say residents in that town reported a black bear Tuesday morning, just north of the Merritt Parkway in the area of Old Stamford Road (Route 106), which becomes Hoyt Street in Darien. — This article was originally published by NewCanaanite.com. Black bears typically breed in late June or early July, according to the state. During that time, males travel extensively in search of females. In New Canaan, bear sightings are reported to police all throughout town.