District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-02-24

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he participated in a seminar on urban coyotes hosted by the Roseville PD. He assisted CO Pril with a game farm complaint. CO Johnson patrolled at Afton State Park. He also checked ice anglers and shelters.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent time patrolling wildlife management areas, doing ATV enforcement and checking ice anglers. CO Arntzen handled calls about nuisance animals, responded to a trapping complaint and scheduled firearms safety classes. He also fielded calls regarding litter on area lakes, trespassing issues, and assisted a neighboring law enforcement agency on a damaged property investigation.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week monitoring anglers around Dakota and Scott counties. Due to the slow bite anglers have already been removing their shelters in preparation for the deadline. Enforcement action for the week included possession of drug paraphernalia, angle with extra lines, littering, and other fishing and snowmobile violations.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked ice fishermen around Dakota and Scott county lakes and responded to a complaint of an individual cutting wood in a WMA. He patrolled and monitored snowmobiling activity on lakes and checked ATVs for registration. CO Pril also spoke at a firearms safety class in South Saint Paul and a fishing clinic in Belle Plaine.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working angling activity along with following up on wetland case review. Violations continue to be discovered related to shelter identification. A possible shoreline violation was investigated in Scott County and lake service provider training was attended in Carver County. A meeting was attended in St. Paul regarding water appropriations and a watershed summit was attended in Bloomington. A planning meeting was also attended regarding commercial enforcement for Division staff.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling activity. CO Salzer assisted with an investigation from Iowa. The investigation is ongoing. Officer Salzer also patrolled Carlos Avery WMA.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) marked fish houses on area lakes for the upcoming removal date. She set up FAS classes, worked on a litter case and checked small game hunters in local WMAs. CO Kruse assisted with a deer removal program in Ramsey County and checked anglers and ATVs on area lakes.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.