District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-10-21

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked waterfowl and bow hunters throughout the week and worked an AIS enforcement detail in Mound. He responded to a complaint of an individual who cut and took firewood from a wildlife management area. CO Pril also spoke at a firearms safety class in Inver Grove Heights and handled injured animal calls.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) attended the youth deer hunting orientation at Afton State Park. CO Arntzen also spent time working late shooting complaints, AIS enforcement and doing equipment maintenance. He also issued a car kill deer permit, assisted a neighboring officer with a WMA violation and investigated a big game violation.

CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he rescued a Bald Eagle in Shafer. With the assistance of CO Langevin and the Lindstrom FD bucket truck, he was able to reach the eagle that had been stuck in a tree. The eagle had somehow wedged her leg and foot between branches. A homeowner called when the eagle was observed hanging upside down from the branch. The eagle was transported to The Raptor Center where it is recovering. CO Johnson spoke to five firearms safety classes at Andover High School. They were part of the Outdoor Adventures class. He also attended the ?Hooked on Mille Lacs Fishing? meeting in Coon Rapids.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spoke to a group in Eden Prairie regarding AIS rules, regulations and best practices. WREO Block continued working on a pre-employment background investigation for the next Conservation Officer Academy. An AIS check station was completed in Hennepin County resulting in a violation rate of seventeen percent.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) continued working on deer and waterfowl cases. She handled injured deer calls, various TIP calls and did equipment maintenance. CO Kruse worked boating and fishing enforcement on area lakes and AIS enforcement at accesses.

Eagan - vacant.

Hastings - vacant.

Maplewood - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.