District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen and boater. He followed up on litter complaint charges are pending. He followed up on a number of nuisance animal complaints.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) followed up on several AIS concerns and patrolled area lakes and rivers. Enforcement intern did a ride-along over the busy weekend. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling with extra lines, no PFD on board watercraft and watercraft registration violations.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports checking anglers on area lakes and rivers. Most anglers were not having much success, only small panfish. CO Langevin also checked many boaters for aquatic invasive species and related issues. Violations included no license in possession, no wearable PFD and failure to remove drain plug.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers and boaters during the week. A wolf depredation complaint was taken and confirmed in Mille Lacs County. While checking a boat access in Kanabec County, Officer McGaw pulled into the access and observed three anglers presumably pulling weeds out from under a watercraft which was already trailered. Upon making it to the subjects, Officer McGaw noticed that one subject was having medical problems. The subject fainted next to the boat and his friends were tending to him. Officer McGaw noticed that the subject was not sweating and said he did not drink any water while fishing in the 85 degree heat. Officer McGaw gave the subject a bottle of water and after fainting a second time called for an ambulance. The angler?s friends thanked Officer McGaw for showing up when he did and said it was not a coincidence that he showed up at that exact time. Enforcement action was taken on WMA trespass.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) worked an invasive species detail, checked anglers/boaters, and took TIP calls of over limits of fish. Complaints of dogs chasing deer and shoreline violations were investigated.

Princeton - vacant.