District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2016-07-28


07-25-2016
CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked anglers and boaters. Violations were found for no angling license, extra lines, and underage possession of alcohol. Several animal complaints were handled.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fisherman and boaters on area lakes and rivers. He took enforcement action on a number of boat and PWC violations. He followed up on a boat that was sunk in Lake Julia for two weeks; charges pending. Officer Sladek responded to a shooting complaint in the Sand Dunes State Forest. He was assisted by Sherburne County Deputies. They located the target shooters and will be issuing summons for careless discharge of a firearm. He followed up on a number of criminal damage to property violations in the Sand Dunes State Forest; he located violators enforcement action was taken.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers and boaters during the week. Wetland violations were also taken and investigated. Boaters are starting to get back on the lakes because the high water has settled down. Enforcement action was taken on ATV passenger under 18 without a helmet.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) took several calls about baby animals such as abandoned fawns. A trespass call was followed up on. Enforcement action was taken for failing to drain watercraft before transporting and no angling license.

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked AIS, fishing, boating and ATV enforcement. CO Mohs fielded several nuisance bear calls. Enforcement action was taken on operating a personal watercraft with a wake within 150 feet of shore, fishing without a license, littering and ATV registration violations.

Princeton - vacant.

07-18-2016
CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked fishing, boating and ATV activity throughout the week. CO Mohs assisted the Chisago County Sheriff?s Office, the Taylors Falls Fire Department and the National Park Service in searching for a male that fell into the St Croix River. The river is very high and the current is extremely fast. All area river accesses have been closed due to the unsafe conditions. Enforcement action was taken on numerous fishing, boating and ATV violations.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) spent the week working flood related issues. Boats, docks and other personal property not attached to the ground floated away or onto the neighbor?s property. Water levels are returning to normal but many new water hazards have been reported. During the height of the flooding many full sized trees were seen floating around in area lakes.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) worked a complaint of illegal camping at a public access. Several animal complaints were handled. Anglers were checked and ATV complaint areas worked.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fisherman on area lakes and rivers. He followed up on a litter and a criminal damage to property in the Sand Dunes State Forest. He answered a number of nuisance animal calls. Officer Sladek also assisted with an injured duck that could not fly; the duck was too young to fly without any injuries. He returned it to the pond with the rest of the flock. He assisted Sherburne Sherriff?s Office on the Briggs Chain of lake that is flooding. They located the owner of a lost swimming raft.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) patrolled Wright County area lakes and rivers this week. Water levels on the area rivers were up limiting some recreational activity. Assistance was given to Wright County Sheriff?s Department on an overturn canoe with two people in the water. Luckily they were found safe and that was attributed to wearing of lifejackets as they were not able to swim. Enforcement action was taken for felony control substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, angling with extra lines, and no angling license.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers, boaters, and other recreational vehicles over the past week. Calls were taken on possible public waters violations, nuisance/injured animals, dangerous boating activity, and aquatic vegetation violations.

Princeton - vacant.