Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2017-05-22

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) patrolled Ft. Snelling State Park for park and trail usages and attended a training/meeting at Camp Ripley.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking anglers and following up with complaints. CO Grewe also continued training with his K9 partner Shelby.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) focused her time on enforcing angling, boating, and ATV activities. CO Leuthardt reports that a number of complaints were fielded regarding illegal ATV activities around the Belle Plaine boat launch. Enforcement action was taken on angling without a license, angling without a license in possession, fail to display valid ATV registration, and a variety of other ATV violations.

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) spent time following up on zebra mussel violations from Lake Minnetonka. Several wetland violation complaints were dealt with. Anglers and boaters were checked throughout the week with enforcement action taken for no license in possession and expired registration displayed on a watercraft.

CO Tim Maass (Osseo) investigated several public waters violation complaints. Investigations are on-going. Time was also spent on angling and AIS enforcement.

CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) targeted shore angling in the past week due to poor weather conditions. Assistance was given to State Patrol on a vehicular crash that resulted in a felony narcotics arrest. Presentations were given to the Knights of Columbus and Central High School. Violations encountered included angling without a license, angling with extra lines, and no trout stamp on a designated trout lake.

Bloomington vacant.

Ft. Snelling vacant.