District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2016-07-12

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling activity on the Red River and Roseau Rivers. A calf depredation was investigated south of Badger. CO Huener has received a number of complaints of watercraft causing a wake on the Warroad River. Even though no wake signs are posted, there is not any law or ordinance that makes the act illegal. Please refer no these no wake calls to the sheriff?s department.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports that fishing success has picked up around Lake of the Woods. Anglers have been finding more fish on the south shore, but are still reporting better success further north. CO Prachar has been monitoring ATV activity in the Beltrami Island State Forest and working solid waste and litter violations. Please respect the public land and leave it better than when you found it. Carry you trash out with you rather than leaving it in the forest or along the trails. Enforcement action was taken on ATV violations and angling with extra lines.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) worked angling, boat and water safety, AIS, and ORV enforcement. Assistance was provided to the county with a physical domestic and a driving complaint. CO Quittschreiber was able to locate the vehicle in the complaint and conducted a traffic stop. The driver stated he did not have his driver?s license and appeared overly nervous. The driver gave the officer his name and date of birth but was hesitant. After digging further, CO Quittschreiber discovered that the name the driver gave the officer was that of his twin brother. The driver was cited for giving a false name, driving while revoked, no insurance, and speeding. The following day the officer ran into the same individual riding an unregistered dirt bike through town, more enforcement action was taken. Other enforcement actions for the week included: operating an unregistered ATV, allowing a juvenile to operate an ATV illegally, several juveniles under 18 on ATVs without helmets, and boat safety equipment violations. A ride-a-long was conducted and a nuisance beaver permit was issued. Charges are also pending on the driver of an unregistered ATV who was operating on the roadway while his driving privileges were canceled inimical to public safety.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette) focused primarily on ATV enforcement. Time was spent at the Kelliher/Waskish Bog Days ATV Mud Run in Waskish. Assistance was also given in dealing with a driver who was revoked. The driver was cited earlier in the day for driving after revocation and was driving, as well as speeding, again. Other violations encountered during the week included: operate unregistered ATV, fail to display ATV registration, and passenger under 18 on Class 2 ATV with no helmet.

Warroad #2 - vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.