District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-07-22

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working AIS activity. Violations observed include failure to remove drain plug and transport water in watercraft. A site visit was also completed on a wetland impact in Anoka County.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent time patrolling the St. Croix River and area lakes for fishing and boating activity. CO Arntzen spoke to a group of kids about being a Conservation Officer and gave awards to firearms safety instructors. CO Arntzen also investigated a wetland violation and issued a Cease and Desist Order.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked anglers around the metro lakes and rivers throughout the week and worked boating enforcement with Conservation Officer Arntzen on the St. Croix River for the Log Jam day event. CO Pril also spoke to a group of kids at the Baldwin Conservancy in Afton about Conservation Officer?s duties and responsibilities. Violations included no fishing license, fishing with extra lines, no watercraft registration, and no type IV life saving device on board watercraft.

CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he checked anglers and boaters. He also conducted AIS checks. CO Johnson received a report of a Black Bear in Bethel eating food put out for deer and birds. He also responded to report of an injured Bald Eagle in Stillwater.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) set up future firearms safety classes and did equipment maintenance. She worked fishing and boating enforcement on area lakes and AIS enforcement at local accesses. CO Kruse is working on a shoreline violation in Anoka County, handled nuisance or injured animal calls and worked on a report.

Eagan - vacant.

Hastings - vacant.

Maplewood - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.