District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2016-05-17

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling activity on the walleye opener. There were not many anglers out on the Saturday of opener. Salzer also attended training and assisted with academy training at Camp Ripley.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) attended site inspections with the area hydrologist and aquatic plant management specialist regarding violations on White Bear Lake. She worked ATV enforcement in Anoka County, handled various TIP calls and did equipment maintenance. CO Kruse issued a Cease and Desist Order in Ramsey County, worked AIS enforcement at area accesses and worked fishing and boating enforcement over the fishing opener weekend. Violations included fish with extra lines, no fishing license, keep bass during catch and release season, remove aquatic vegetation without a permit, no license in possession and no fire extinguisher on boat.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) reports working the fishing opener and found many anglers having success. CO Arntzen also gave a presentation to a firearms safety class at the Oakdale Gun Club and handled TIP calls. Violations for the week included angling with extra lines, no license in possession, insufficient lifejackets, failure to display valid registration, parking in closed areas and no fire extinguisher.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) had a busy fishing opener. Many people were out with little success observed. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) enforcement was conducted with compliance very good and a warrant arrest was made. Enforcement action for the week included take bass in closed season, illegal length walleye and false application for license.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) worked the fishing opener weekend and checked anglers throughout the week. AIS was worked, and watercrafts were checked for safety equipment. He handled miscellaneous animal complaints and tip complaints. CO Pril also spoke at a fishing clinic about laws, ethics and CO duties and responsibilities.

Maplewood - vacant.