District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-09-16

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent time checking anglers, small game, archery deer and goose hunters throughout the week. CO Arntzen attended training in Dakota County, handled nuisance animal calls, investigated trespassing complaints, and patrolled the WMAs. Enforcement action was taken for operating a motor vehicle in a closed area, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked waterfowl, dove, and deer hunters around the metro wildlife management areas and fields. He continued checking anglers around the metro lakes throughout the week. He also spent half a day at a ?Touch a Truck? event in St. Anthony where he ran the laser shot system, attended a fall qualification shoot in Dakota County and spoke at a firearms safety class in West St. Paul.

CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he worked the small game and deer archery opener. He also checked hunters on youth waterfowl day. CO Johnson checked wild rice harvesters in Carlos Avery WMA. Violations included unplugged shotgun, no PFD, and speeding in a WMA. CO Johnson checked a baiting complaint in East Bethel WMA. He attended fall firearms qualification training.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) started field training a COC. They checked numerous small game, youth waterfowl, deer archery and goose hunters in the field. CO Kruse and the COC worked local accesses for AIS, worked a ginseng case and talked to a firearms safety class with about 60 students in Arden Hills. They continued working a big game case and checked anglers on area lakes and streams. CO Kruse attended a day of training in Dakota County. Violations included unplugged gun, no state waterfowl stamp, no fishing license, no federal waterfowl stamp, no type IV PFD, fail to submit ginseng records, failure to remove boat drain plug and fishing license not in possession.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week following up on AIS related cases and shoreline inspections. WREO Block also spent time patrolling for hunting activity over the weekend in Scott County. Divisional training was also completed during the week.

Eagan - vacant.

Hastings - vacant.

Maplewood - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.