District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-04-21

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) reports monitoring recreational vehicle activity, checking anglers, boaters, and doing AIS enforcement. CO Arntzen answered calls about nuisance animals, and assisted with investigating a wetland violation. Violations for the week included angling without a license, no license in possession, PFD violations and an ATV passenger under 18 without a helmet.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka and Washington counties for angling activity. There were several anglers out but not many fish were being caught. CO Salzer also received a complaint of beavers plugging a culvert under the railroad tracks.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked anglers around the Metro lakes and rivers and worked watercraft enforcement on the Mississippi River. CO Pril responded to and worked bow fishermen complaints on Lake Marion in Lakeville. Bow fishermen were advised of the nature of the complaints. CO Pril also responded to injured/sick animal calls and other complaints during the week

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) checked anglers on the Mississippi River, St. Croix River, and area lakes. He spoke to a firearms safety class at the Oakdale Gun Club. CO Johnson took calls on an injured eagle, injured rabbits, and a coyote in a snare. He procured equipment for his patrol boat.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) took a call in Carlos Avery WMA where she found two individuals who said they were hunting for snow geese. They were using 30-06 rifles and shot a Canada goose which they thought was a duck. Enforcement action was taken. She finished an aquatic vegetation case on White Bear Lake and worked fishing and boating enforcement on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers with CO Kulhanek. CO Kruse continued working on a background investigation for a CO applicant, handled a water navigational hazard call, checked turkey hunters and handled various nuisance animal calls.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) assisted with wetland site visits in Washington and Carver counties. WREO Block also met with a homeowner?s association and an adjacent landowner regarding dock placement in Carver County. WREO Block also assisted with a boat and water safety media event on Lake Minnetonka. Enforcement action was taken against a Lake Service Provider for violating aquatic invasive species laws.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) had a busy week monitoring anglers in the area. Trout opener brought many people out with most having some success. He spoke at two firearms safety classes, returned calls to the public and dealt with bow fishing complaints. Enforcement action for the week included watercraft and angling violations.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.