District 17 - Albert Lea area
Last updated: 2016-07-28
CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters and PWC operators. Officer Ihnen also patrolled area public accesses monitoring AIS compliance. Additional time was spent responding to a number of TIP and other calls from the public.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating and ATV activity this week. The fish bite has slowed with the heat, but anglers are still managing to find a few fish on local lakes. Time was spent monitoring public access sites for AIS violations.
CO Jamie VanThuyne (Mankato) focused on angling, boating, AIS, and ATV activity this week. Officer VanThuyne also followed up on public waters violations.
CO Jeremy Henke (Albert Lea) continued to monitor fishing, ATV, and AIS/Boating activity. Fishing continues to be steady in the area. CO Henke dealt with numerous violations this week including no license, extra lines and ATV violations. CO Henke reminds anglers to clean up after themselves and remove all garbage and fishing line from the shore when you leave.
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) focused enforcement efforts on checking anglers, boaters, and ATV operators during the week. AIS activity was also monitored at local lakes and rivers.
Spring Valley Vacant
CO Jeremy Henke (Albert Lea) spent time enforcing ATV and fishing regulations as well as patrolling in State Parks and WMA/WPA areas. Phone calls relating to nuisance animals and dogs chasing wildlife were returned. CO Henke continued work on several on-going investigations. ATV and boating activity remain high in the area and people are reminded to use caution while still enjoying the outdoors. Enforcement action included license violations, and ATV violations.
CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the majority of the week patrolling for fishing, boating, PWC, and ATV activity. In addition, Officer Ihnen spent time checking for AIS compliance at area public water accesses. A number of complaints from the public were also fielded.
CO Jamie VanThuyne (Mankato) focused on ATV, fishing, AIS and off-highway motorcycle activity this week. Numerous complaints of ATVs and golf carts on the Sakatah Trail have been received.
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) focused enforcement efforts on checking anglers, boaters, AIS activity, and ATV & OHM operators during the week. Multiple violations were encountered throughout the week. One individual was located who had just pried open and removed the soft body inside of a native freshwater mussel. The individual claimed he didn?t know they were protected and was so excited because it was the first one he had ever seen. Enforcement action was taken and outdoor enthusiasts are reminded that all of Minnesota?s native freshwater mussels are protected.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating, and ATV enforcement this week. Time was spent monitoring public access sites for AIS violations. The officer worked a detail at the St. Croix River bridge construction site.
Spring Valley - Vacant