District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-06-30

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) reports working Operation Dry Water on the St. Croix River and area lakes. CO Arntzen continued checking anglers, watercraft users and doing AIS enforcement. He also handled TIP calls. Violations for the week included no fishing license, PFD violations, no navigational lights, careless operation of a watercraft and BWI.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) worked boating enforcement on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. He checked anglers around the Metro lakes and rivers and spent some time on AIS enforcement.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he responded to a complaint of an illegal fish trap on Tanners Lake. CO Johnson investigated a complaint of an individual hazing Canada geese by throwing smoke bombs at them. Enforcement action was taken. He also patrolled at Afton State Park.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working AIS and angling activity. WREO Block completed several media interviews regarding Operation Dry Water throughout the week and worked boating enforcement over the weekend. WREO Block also spent time closing out open wetland case files and performing equipment maintenance.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) worked AIS enforcement at area accesses finding good compliance. She worked various TIP calls including one that resulted in three individuals with 111 sunfish (51 over limit) and a snapping turtle out of season. She worked on four aquatic vegetation cases on White Bear Lake, handled nuisance animal calls and worked boating and fishing enforcement on area lakes.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling and boating activity. CO Salzer also patrolled Forest Lake for boating activity. Several violations were detected and enforcement action was taken.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week monitoring boaters and anglers throughout Dakota and Washington counties. He responded to multiple TIP calls and calls from the public with general questions. AIS enforcement was performed in the area as well. Enforcement action for the week included expired boat registration, fail to remove drain plug for transport and illegal length fish.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.