CO Jake Willis (Maplewood) checked anglers, fielded TIP calls, and assisted local agencies with calls for service. CO Willis responded to a TIP call where juveniles had tried to keep an undersized muskie. Enforcement action was taken for snagging fish, keeping illegal size fish, and no license in possession.
CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking anglers, boaters, and patrolling the WMA?s. He spoke to a firearms safety class in Lino Lakes, investigated a littering complaint, and issued a nuisance beaver permit. Violations for the week included possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fishing without a license.
CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week monitoring anglers around the county; very few fish were observed being taken. He attended the ladies day event at the Dakota County Gun Club, and returned calls to the public. Enforcement action for the week included license violations.
CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked shore anglers around area lakes. CO Pril spoke at two firearms safety classes in Dakota County on hunting laws and conservation officer duties and responsibilities. He transported a TIP trailer to Saint Paul to set up for the upcoming State Fair and provided a ride along to a DNR employee.
CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka and Sherburne Counties for angling activity. CO Salzer detected several violations including no fishing license and narcotic paraphernalia. CO Salzer also patrolled the Coon Rapids Dam for angling activity.
White Bear Lake vacant.
Metro Officer vacant.