District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2016-07-28


07-25-2016
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking anglers and boaters. CO Grewe followed up with shoreline complaints and waterjet complaints. CO Grewe also spent some time at Camp Ripley with the K9 program. Violations this week included expired boat registration and no lifejackets.

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) spent the week checking anglers and boaters on Lake Minnetonka. Violations included unpermitted weed roller and unregistered paddleboards. Time was also spent dealing with a parking complaint at a popular shore fishing location on Lake Minnetonka. CO Weyandt patrolled the Luce Line State Trail where she came upon two juveniles riding small motorcycles on the trail. They thought they were allowed to operate on the horse trail and were riding from one friend?s house to the other. Enforcement action was also taken for a resident using the Luce Line to transport brush to a city dumping area. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the Luce Line State Trail except snowmobiles.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent the week patrolling area lakes and shorelines. Boaters are still out in high numbers enjoying the warm weather but the extreme heat this week may have caused many to stay indoors. Officer Leuthardt attended the Prior Lake Safety Camp and brought several youngsters out on a boat ride around Prior Lake. She also answered several calls from citizens with nuisance animals and provided them with solutions.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked anglers and boaters in the metro area lakes. He worked boat enforcement with a neighboring officer at Lake Waconia and responded to animal complaints in the Bloomington station. Officer Lee also answered questions in the Asian community on fishing regulations and firearm safety classes.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) patrolled Waconia, Fort Snelling State Park and district vicinities for boating and angling activities. He followed up on a report of zebra mussels being transported. He took enforcement action for no angling license and transportation of invasive species.

Bloomington - vacant.

Ft. Snelling - vacant.

Osseo - vacant

Waconia - vacant.

07-18-2016
CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) presented gun safety at the Chaska Police Department?s Safety Camp this week. She spoke with 120 - 2nd to 4th graders about the importance of staying safe around firearms. She also spent time investigating multiple shoreline violations. Enforcement action was taken for an unpermitted weed roller, excavating in public waters, destroying aquatic vegetation in public waters, and not complying with a restoration order. All of these violations occurred on the same property.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking anglers, boaters and following up with complaints. CO Grewe did some equipment maintenance and spoke at a firearm safety class. Violations this week included failing to display PWC registration.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent three days in Little Falls at Camp Ripley assisting with EVOC training for Academy 17. The cadets were brought through several training exercises including felony stop procedure, emergency vehicle response and pursuit driving. Officer Leuthardt worked on Prior Lake during the Lakefront Music Fest. Lots of people were out enjoying the water, beautiful weather and music during the festival. Enforcement action was taken on insufficient lifejackets onboard a watercraft, no life vest on a child under 10, and various other watercraft violations.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) worked boating and angling activity in Waconia and Fort Snelling stations. He assisted the area hydrologist with a shoreline violation that resulted in a restoration order. He assisted Fort Snelling State Park staff with an illegal camping/trail usage violation. He followed up and completed a report of several violations of transporting invasive species.

Bloomington - vacant.

Ft. Snelling - vacant.

Osseo - vacant

Waconia - vacant.