District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2015-09-01

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week following up on a deer case. CO Silgjord met with the county attorney regarding possible charges in one case. ATV activity was monitored as was the fish bite on area lakes. Violations for the week included allowing illegal operation of an ATV by a juvenile, ATV passenger under 18 without a helmet, youth on class 2 without a seatbelt, and illegal use of poison.

CO Keith Bertram (WREO) spent the week working several wetland complaints in Todd County. Cease and Desist Orders were issued. Enforcement action was also taken for no angling license, extra line, and insufficient boating safety equipment.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked with neighboring officers on fishing and boating activity. The officer also assisted local law enforcement searching for a fleeing felon. Training activity and vehicle maintenance was also completed.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) assisted with access authorization through private land and resigning areas that are now open to deer hunting at the Lake Alexander Scientific and Natural area and an accidental trapped mink was picked up from a trapper.
Calls of deer season questions are coming in with the many new antlerless lottery areas.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) last checked anglers. CO Mies also attended training at camp Ripley.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked boaters, anglers, AIS and ATV activity. Time was spent assisting at the CO academy at Camp Ripley. Nuisance animal calls were handled involving a coyote, an owl and beaver. Enforcement action included over limit sunfish, no license in possession, no PFD and transport aquatic weeds on boat trailer.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) received complaints of ATV?s operating on public highways, in the lane of traffic, impeding traffic. A law talk was provided to an ATV safety class. While patrolling area lakes violations of persons riding on the gunwales of watercraft was addressed and enforcement action was taken for no PFD in a kayak. CO Kuske attended training in St. Paul, receiving a new computer and other equipment.

St. Cloud - vacant.