UPDATE: 06/17/2015  7:02am  According to WIBX First News producer Andrew Derminio says New Hartofrd Police told him that the last time that the cow was seen was approximately 5:00am at Moe's Southwest Grill.  The cow has not yet been located.

Original Story:

One Central New York law enforcement agency is asking for help from members of the public finding a loose cow that is wandering near a local shopping area.

New Hartford Police say the brown and white beef cow is from the Vernon area.

According to a written release from the NHPD, "Immediate assistance is needed from either the owner of the cow or from anyone with experience in handling this type of animal and the equipment to corral it."

For those who are not familiar with Commercial Drive it is, as one may expect from its name, a road flanked on both sides by shopping venues.  Authorities say it is considered a high traffic area in the Mohawk Valley.

Section of Commercial Drive in New Hartford, New York via Google Maps (google.com/maps)

Anyone who can help is asked to call police as soon as possible at: (315) 733.6666.