District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Tim Maass (Osseo) assisted with the search of a missing paddle-boarder on Lake Waconia along with several other law enforcement agencies. A snowmobile safety class presentation was given at the Independence City Hall. Time was also spent on equipment maintenance in preparation for the upcoming ice fishing season.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked ATV and angler activities in the metro area. He did an investigation on a wetland violation complaint in Eden Prairie with the DNR hydrologist and took calls on animal complaints. He answered calls to the Asian community on small game regulations and firearm safety classes.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent time enforcing small game, waterfowl, and muzzleloader hunting. She contacted several individuals out pheasant hunting and nearly all reported dismal results. Late season deer hunters were excited about the impending cool snap that is set to hit the area in hopes that it will encourage more deer movement. Officer Leuthardt investigated two separate reports of trumpeter swan shootings along with several other hunting related issues. She once again stresses that it is the hunter?s responsibility to know what they are shooting at regardless of how long a hunter has been hunting. Enforcement action was taken on shooting of protected non-game birds, illegal hunting equipment, not enough blaze orange during firearm deer season, fail to display valid boat registration, and transporting uncased and loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) worked in the Waconia station for small game and big game hunting activities. He patrolled another assigned station, Fort Snelling State Park, for trails usages. He coordinated a deer management program and distributed 18 deer to the Karen Organization of MN for needy families. He also attended training at Camp Ripley.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week assisting a local Sheriff?s office with a recovery on Lake Waconia. CO Grewe also checked archery hunters, goose hunters, and followed up with complaints. Violations this week included license issues.

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) assisted the Carver County Sheriff's Office with a search for a missing person on Lake Waconia. Equipment was winterized. Calls were received regarding nuisance geese and coyotes.

Bloomington - vacant.

Ft. Snelling - vacant.

Osseo - vacant

Waconia - vacant.