Last updated: 2017-02-13
CO Randy Patten (Northome) patrolled area snowmobile trails and checked anglers. He helped with a snowmobile safety class in Northome and assisted with a snowmobile accident near Hill City. Enforcement action was taken for fail to display snowmobile registration.
CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked snowmobile activity, fishing enforcement, and he answered miscellaneous wildlife calls. He checked area trout lakes and patrolled area snowmobile trails. Snowmobile trails were excellent again this week. No violations were encountered.
CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, worked the MNUSA snowmobile event, and assisted the sheriff?s office in locating a suicidal male juvenile runaway. Enforcement action was taken for registration issues and speeding on a snowmobile.
CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) checked area lakes for fishing activity this past week and weekend. She also worked snowmobile enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for no license in possession.
CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked ice angling and snowmobile activity with the most sleds seen all year. With the MNUSA snowmobile ride being located in Grand Rapids, hundreds of sled enthusiasts hit the trail to celebrate Minnesota?s great trail riding opportunities. Enforcement action was taken for having modified mufflers on a snowmobile, excessive speed, and expired registration.
CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, snowmobiles, trappers, and grant-in-aid trails. He also handled littering and trespass complaints during the week.
CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) worked snowmobile and angling activity throughout the Hill City and Grand Rapids areas. CO Van Asch assisted neighboring officers with the 2017 MN USA Snowmobile Ride held in Grand Rapids. The ride participants took advantage of the nice weather and trails over the weekend. Enforcement action was taken for operating snowmobile in excess of posted speed limits, operating unregistered snowmobiles, and failure to display current ATV registration.