http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...PY1Kd3i8NmdqiXjJ4klI/story.html?event=event25 Police in North Adams are urging residents to refrain from chasing bears through the woods in the quaint Western Massachusetts community while wielding a blade — in case it wasn’t already obvious. “We certainly don’t need anyone going all Davy Crockett chasing it through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet. It is just a bad idea and not going to end well. It will, however, certainly end you up in jail … which it did,” police said in a notice posted to the department’s Facebook page Monday night. Two dispatchers who answered the phone at police headquarters Tuesday morning confirmed that the notice on the department’s Facebook page was legitimate, but could not comment on the incident. The post was shared more than 1,000 times. Police asked residents to call the department to report bear sightings rather than try to scare off the wild animals with weapons. The police notice said officers are still trying to figure out what compelled the man to go after the bear. They were soliciting comments from Facebook followers. “We would certainly like to hear because we have no idea,” police wrote. Bears have been a problem in North Adams in recent weeks. On May 4, police posted a warning on Facebook about two bears roaming through parts of the town, near the Mohawk Forest development and East Main Street. Police strongly advised residents to steer clear of the bears in the event of an encounter. They also urged people to take down bird feeders to make their property less attractive to the animals. “[Don’t] approach the bears, do not attempt to feed the bears, and do not attempt to pet the bears,” police said at the time. “Bears are wild, unpredictable and extremely powerful animals that could result in serious injury or death if attacked by one.” Even if you have a hatchet.