Last updated: 2017-02-22
CO Ben Huener (Roseau) met with the Lake of the Woods County Attorney to discuss some ongoing cases. A group project was worked at the Northwest Angle along with US Border Patrol, US Customs, Ontario MNR, Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Treaty Three Police.
CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked snowmobile, ATV, and angling enforcement. The recent warmer weather has made for some sloppy conditions on the lake which in turn is making travel on it a challenge. As always, stick to marked trails and roads. Enforcement action taken included angling with an extra line, angle without license in possession, operate a vehicle other than a snowmobile on a grant in aid trail, and operate an ATV with a passenger under the age of 18 not wearing a helmet.
CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette West) reports a busy week for snowmobiles. Much snowmobile activity was worked on and off of Lake of the Woods. Angling activity was worked as well. Enforcement action was taken on use of illegal bait from out of state, operating a pickup truck on a state grant in aid snowmobile trail, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, and no registration displayed on an ATV.
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) taught the law and ethics portion of the snowmobile safety class in Lake Bronson and monitored area angling activity. Enforcement action for the week included no ice shelter license, excessive speed on snowmobile, fail to stop at cross road, angle with extra lines, and snowmobile registration violations.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports checking anglers and monitoring snowmobile activity on area trails. Time was spent handling various wildlife calls and making arrangements for spring firearms safety classes. CO Regas also worked a border detail with district officers, Lt. Znajda, US Border Patrol, MNR, RCMP?s, and OPP.
CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) reports a busy week on Upper Red Lake. An Upper Red Lake detail with several other officers from other parts of the state was worked. A felony snowmobile DWI arrest was made after the snowmobile driver crashed into a sign. Enforcement action was also taken for angling with extra lines, unattended lines, possessing dressed fillets on Upper Red Lake, walleye over limit, and illegal length northern pike.
Warroad #2 vacant.
Thief River Falls #2 vacant.