District 4 - Walker area

Last updated: 2016-06-28

CO Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked boaters, fishermen and ATVs. Officer Hunter received a call of an individual who put a dock too close to another person?s dock. CO Hunter received a call of a nuisance bear.

CO Chelsey Best (Remer) spent the week enforcing fishing, boating and ATV laws. Nuisance bear issues were dealt with as well as fish carcass dumping complaints. CO Best also worked an over-limit case on a lake near Remer and helped out with a boat safety class on Pokegama. Enforcement action was taken for transporting passengers under 18 on an ATV with no helmet, possessing an over-limit of fish, not enough PFDs, no fishing licenses, and no ATV safety.

CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring angling, ATV, and boating activity. Angling success continued to be limited. Boating and ATV activity was low. CO Broughten spent time preparing cases for upcoming trial. CO Broughten also gave a presentation to a firearms safety class and assisted the State Patrol with a rolling domestic. Enforcement action was taken for angling and boating violations.

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) worked AIS details, Operation Dry Water details and special boat and water enforcement details. Enforcement action was taken for possessing illegal length walleye, safety certificate and non-resident trail sticker violations and numerous watercraft violations.

Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) checked anglers and ATVs. Boaters were also checked during operation dry water weekend. Nuisance bear and injured loon calls were received. Enforcement action was taken for illegal length walleye and various boating violations.

CO Eric Sullivan (Walker) worked ATV activity on forest roads and trails and continued working angling and boating activity. CO Sullivan also continued to get nuisance bear complaints in the area. CO Sullivan investigated a wetland violation where a wetland had been filled. Enforcement action was taken for illegal youth operation on class 2 ATV, expired watercraft registration and no fire extinguisher onboard watercraft.