District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) responded to an injured great blue heron, which was brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. CO Arntzen patrolled the St. Croix River and area lakes for anglers and watercraft users. He did AIS enforcement, equipment maintenance and patrolled the area wildlife management areas. Violations for the week included failure to remove drain plug, illegal length Bass and no fishing license.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked anglers around the Metro lakes and rivers and worked boating and AIS enforcement. Officer Pril responded to TIP complaints of possible fishing violations. He also responded to miscellaneous animal calls. Violations included fishing without a license, fishing with extra lines, no fishing license in possession, and illegal length fish.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) checked anglers and boaters during the week. He conducted AIS checks with CO Arntzen and CO Kruse on the St. Croix River. CO Johnson transported an injured great blue heron from Hugo to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. He conducted a falconry facilities inspection in Eden Prairie.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week working boaters and anglers in the Litchfield and Willmar stations. Most anglers had walleye and sunfish in the box. AIS compliance was worked at an area fishing tournament with a couple boats being out of compliance. Enforcement action for the week included no life jackets, no fire extinguisher, transport aquatic macrophytes and fail to remove drain plug for transport.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) attended a site inspection on White Bear Lake regarding an aquatic vegetation violation. She continued working on other aquatic vegetation cases, worked AIS enforcement at area accesses and worked ATV enforcement in Anoka County. CO Kruse worked boating and fishing enforcement on area lakes, set up FAS classes and handled nuisance animal calls. Violations included possess drug paraphernalia, no fishing license, extra lines, insufficient number of life jackets and no fishing license in possession.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week patrolling for angling, boating and AIS related activity. WREO Block continued working on open WREO related cases files. Time was also spent on equipment maintenance.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling and boating activity. Officer Salzer dealt with some equipment issues and responded to calls regarding wildlife issues. CO Salzer assisted another officer with an angling TIP call on the St. Croix River.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.