District 14 - East Metro area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Patrick McGowan (Hastings) continued to check late season deer and waterfowl hunters. Waterfowl hunters reported mixed success, and experienced icy conditions on the Mississippi River. Numerous big game cases were also followed up on as well. Enforcement action was taken for numerous waterfowl hunting violations.
CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking small game hunters, archery deer hunters and anglers. CO Arntzen fielded questions about the muzzleloader season, handled TIP complaints, and responded to an injured deer. He also monitored recreational vehicle use in the WMAs and continued investigating ongoing deer cases.
CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) checked a few deer hunters during the Muzzleloader Deer Opener. He checked ice conditions on local lakes and rivers. CO Johnson picked up a Great Horned Owl and transported it to The Raptor Center. He checked on a Trumpeter Swan that had fishing line and a bobber tangled around its bill. CO Johnson took a law enforcement intern with for a ride along. He received several reports of illegally dumped deer carcasses.
WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week focusing on wetland related issues. A cease and desist order was served in Scott County as was a restoration order in Anoka County. Follow up continues on other sites reported as possible wetland violations
CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) continues working on deer cases from the gun season. She assisted the license center with locating Electronic Licensing System equipment that hasn?t been paid for by a vendor. CO Kruse handled TIP calls, calls of injured deer and issued a couple car kill deer permits.
Eagan - vacant.
Metro Officer - vacant.