District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2015-09-01

CO Amber Peterson (McGregor) assisted with annual training a Camp Ripley for officers in firearms and tactics. She also worked bear baiting and ATV activity.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, boating, aquatic invasive species, and ricing activity during the week. An area farmer was permitted to remove a bear that was destroying his corn and division training was attended. Bear baiting activity was also monitored.

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) attended annual in-service training at Camp Ripley for several days. CO McGowan fielded numerous phone calls regarding questions on the up-coming hunting season. CO McGowan also completed a DWI report for the county attorney?s office for charging.
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) worked a detail with area conservation officers. Officer Guida assisted with annual in-service training at Camp Ripley. Patrol was done monitoring the Paul Bunyan Trail north of Brainerd where numerous cyclists were reminded to stop at road crossings. Some near misses have been reported. Please remember to be safe along the trail.

CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) checked ATVs, monitored bear baiting activity prior to the opening of the season, and assisted with a tribal demonstration on Gull Lake where charges are pending for ricing without licenses and illegal use of a gill net. Annual training was completed at Camp Ripley and assistance was given at the new officer academy.

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports activity included fishing, wild rice harvesting, and bear baiting activity, and investigation of calls and complaints including shoreline alteration, garbage dumping.

CO Randy Posner (Brainerd) station reports that he worked on fishing enforcement this past week. The anglers are out and the walleye bite has picked up some. The pan fish and bass has been the most active. Violations he observed were no license and no PFDs. He worked with neighboring officers on a gill net violation. Aquatic invasive species prevention on Gull Lake received some enforcement time. Plugs in the boats and aquatic vegetation on trailers were found. He checked horse riders in the Pillsbury Forest for horse passes and approved firewood. Rock Lake Campground and Crow Wing State Park also received some attention.