District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-10-29

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking waterfowl hunters, small game hunters and working deer shiners. CO Arntzen assisted a neighboring law enforcement agency with rescuing two lost hunters in the Hardwood Creek WMA. He also attended a District meeting and handled numerous calls about the upcoming firearms deer season. Violations for the week included entering a WMA during closed hours, attempting to take deer by shining and transporting an armed bow.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked waterfowl, pheasant and bow hunters around the Metro WMAs and fields. He spent some time swapping an old snowmobile for the new one and took care of boat maintenance. CO Pril also spoke at a snowmobile safety class in Lakeville and spent a few hours training online.

CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he was able to release the Bald Eagle he helped rescue two weeks ago near Shafer. The Eagle was joined by her mate soon after landing in a nearby tree. He spoke to a snowmobile safety class in Andover sponsored by the Andover Sno-Dragons. CO Johnson picked up an escaped game farm deer that had been killed by a vehicle in Nowthen. He also attended a district training meeting in St. Paul.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) checked waterfowl and small game hunters in Anoka County. She issued a couple of road kill deer permits, worked AIS enforcement at local accesses and handled various TIP calls. CO Kruse attended a District meeting, winterized equipment and continued working on deer cases.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent time attending an Invasive Species conference in Duluth. Time was also spent following up on wetland and shoreline related violations. A meeting was attended in St. Paul regarding invasive species. WREO Block also continued with a pre-employment background investigation.

Eagan - vacant.

Hastings - vacant.

Maplewood - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.