District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-10-13

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled for waterfowl activity in Anoka County. CO Salzer also investigated a big game violation in Isanti County. CO Salzer finished up the week working on reports.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) continued mentoring two law enforcement students that are at Century College. She worked waterfowl and small game hunters in Anoka County. CO Kruse handled TIP calls, nuisance animal calls and worked boating and fishing enforcement on area lakes and rivers. She continued working on a background investigation for a CO applicant. Violations included hunt waterfowl in closed season, no federal waterfowl stamp, extra lines, no fishing license and litter.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking archery deer, small game and waterfowl hunters. CO Arntzen also handled TIP calls and patrolled the WMAs for tree stands being left over night. Violations for the week included unplugged gun, stamp violations, over limit, use of motorized decoys, and shooting before legal shooting hours.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) worked the pheasant opener checking hunters. A violation for no license in possession was encountered. He also checked waterfowl, small game, and archery deer hunters throughout the week. CO Johnson issued a permit for a road kill Badger. He patrolled at Afton State Park.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week monitoring hunters throughout the area. Pheasant hunters were out but very little success was observed. He assisted neighboring officers with a busy second duck opener. Enforcement action for the week included take ducks during closed season, using motorized decoy during closed period, over limit of mallards, unplugged shotgun and use of toxic shot for waterfowl.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked bow and pheasant hunters around Dakota County WMA and fields. Anglers and boaters were also checked on the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. CO Pril also responded to tip complaint of a possible public waters violation and assisted a neighboring conservation officer with an aquatic vegetation violation call.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.