District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-07-28


07-25-2016
CO Randy Patten (Northome) patrolled area ATV trails, checked anglers and boaters, enforced AIS regulations, attended a meeting in Grand Rapids, and worked ongoing cases. Also handled calls on nuisance bears and harassing loons. Enforcement action taken for using extra lines.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked ATV, sport fishing, boating, AIS, and handled miscellaneous nuisance animal calls. He patrolled state park areas, state forests, and public water accesses. Violations included fail to drain water related equipment, transporting aquatic macrophytes, overlimit, angle with extra lines, illegal operation by a juvenile, and ATV on the roadway. He also assisted the county on a man track.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) taught at the Academy, checked anglers, attended a district meeting, and responded to K9 assist calls from other law enforcement agencies. Enforcement action was taken for license issues, DANCO violation, and probation violation.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked anglers over the past week with fewer anglers out during the extreme temperatures. Some had some luck and were even able to bring enough fish back home for the table. CO Sutherland took action for angling without a license and operating an unregistered ATV.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, watercraft, ATV?s, state parks and campgrounds. He also attended a district meeting and checked a commercial facility during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) reports spending a majority of the week assisting Academy 17 with emergency vehicle operation and game week. CO?s Fairbanks, Hansen, and Van Asch assisted Itasca County Sheriff?s office with an individual that fled on foot. Time was also spent handling nuisance animal complaints as well.

07-18-2016
CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers, patrolled ATV trails, enforced AIS regulations, handled nuisance wildlife complaints, and investigated possible bait violations. Officer Patten also attended an FTO meeting at Camp Ripley and dealt with abandoned property on State Forest land.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked ATV, sport fishing, boating, AIS, and handled miscellaneous nuisance animal calls. He patrolled state park areas, state forests, and public water accesses. Violations included fail to drain water related equipment , transporting aquatic macrophytes, angle with extra line, no license in possession, unregistered OHM, OHM on the roadway, allow illegal operation by a juvenile, and ATV on the roadway. He also assisted the county on an ATV crash.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked anglers in the Grand Rapids station with the mid-summer bite setting up. CO Sutherland took enforcement action for angling without a license in possession and operating an un-registered watercraft.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, watercraft, ATV?s, state parks and campgrounds. He also worked on firearm safety class materials during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) reported time was spent focusing on angling, boating, ATV, and AIS enforcement in and around the Hill City area. CO Van Asch also spent time instructing at Camp Ripley for Academy 17?s emergency vehicle operation course. Enforcement was taken for insufficient number of PFD?s, no Type IV PFD, bow riding, and no angling license in possession.