District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2014-08-26

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) conducted boat and water safety checks throughout the week. Angling activity was also monitored and panfish were found to be the most sought after species. Assistance was provided to a neighboring officer on Lake Osakis. A young ATV rider was stopped for a registration violation. During the stop CO Silgjord discovered several violations. After issuing paperwork to the rider CO Silgjord attempted to provide the operator with a regulations booklet. The operator tossed the book into the box of the officer?s patrol vehicle stating, ?I don?t need that.? Violations for the week included operate an ATV w/o a safety certificate, possess an overlimit of sunfish, fail to have legal life saving device, fail to transfer ATV registration, fail to display valid ATV registration, operate ATV with passenger under 18 not wearing a helmet, and driving after revocation.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked anglers, AIS, and boating activity. A few goose hunters were still out and about.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, boaters, ATVs, wetland and shoreline issues, along with training a COC. AIS enforcement was worked with violations for transport boat with boat plug, and transport boat with weeds. A non-permitted farm irrigator was addressed along with a wetland violation. Enforcement action for the week included, operate unregistered ATV, no helmet on child under 18 on an ATV, no wetland contractor form, fail to remove drain plug, no PFD, and no angling license.

WREO Keith Bertram responded to reports of illegal wetland filling and appropriation of water without permits. Several panfish over limit cases were also made on Todd County lakes. WREO Bertram assisted with an AIS road check station in Chisago City.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers during the past week The Officer also worked on a tip call along with checking goose hunters.

St. Cloud - vacant.