District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-01-27

CO Anthony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka and Washington counties for angling activity. CO Salzer also patrol Carolos Avery WMA for off road activity. Officer Salzer also dealt with equipment issues.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week doing fishing and recreational vehicle enforcement in Washington and Anoka counties. CO Arntzen handled a trespassing complaint, a call about dogs pursuing big game and patrolled Carlos Avery WMA. He also continued working on cases from the 2014 deer season and handled a call about a possible wolf track that was later found to be from a domestic dog.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) spent the week checking anglers and did aeration inspection. He worked ATVs and sleds on local lakes with a neighboring conservation officer. CO Pril also spoke at a firearms safety class in Lakeville and responded to nuisance animal calls.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he checked ice anglers throughout the week. He signed a complaint at the Anoka County Attorney?s office. CO Johnson responded to a TIP complaint of an illegal deer in St. Paul. He responded to several injured wildlife complaints during the week. One involved a muskrat that traveled in the undercarriage of a car from the Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota to Minneapolis. The muskrat was captured, and taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working angling and ATV activity. WREO Block spoke to a group in Minneapolis regarding AIS laws. WREO Block also worked the weekend at the Boat Show held in Minneapolis answering many questions related to AIS laws and regulations.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) checked numerous anglers on area lakes over the nice weekend. She worked on a trapping case and assisted with a deer case. CO Kruse attended training, worked ATV enforcement and issued a couple road kill deer permits. Violation encountered this week included expired ATV registration, possess drug paraphernalia, no fishing license, extra lines, no shelter license, expired snowmobile registration and fishing license not in possession.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) reports working ATV and snowmobile enforcement on area lakes. Ice anglers were also checked with little success observed. A nuisance animal call was handled as well as calls from the public with questions answered. Enforcement action for the week included ATV and snowmobile violations, angling violations, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under revocation.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.