NAVARRE: The Stark County Sheriff’s department is investigating the sighting of a large cat in Navarre.

A resident in the 9200 block of Elton Street SW called police around 4 p.m. to report what appeared to be an exotic animal in the backyard.

Deputies responded and began a search of the area.

Officers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Navarre Police Department, Brewster Police Department, Bethlehem Township Fire Department, the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Agriculture assisted in the search.

Authorities say officers were unable to locate the cat.