Coyote sightings up in Riverside

June 6, 2013 3:22:23 PM PDT
Residents in west suburban Riverside are on alert because of an increased number of coyote sightings.

Police are now handing out a guide with tips to help residents avoid conflicts with the animals. The guide urges residents to not leave food outside or leave pets unattended.

Between February and mid-May, officials say there have been more than 70 sightings. There were just 12 sightings reported all of last year.