District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) worked with the Crow Wing County Attorney?s Office on a felony level methamphetamine charge stemming from a trespassing charge. Officer Guida patrolled area public water accesses and received feedback from watercraft inspectors on compliance of area watercraft. Officer Guida also prepared for upcoming training at Camp Ripley.
CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Cass and Crow Wing counties for boating activity. Anglers are reporting a slow bite on most lakes. Enforcement action was taken for numerous boating and angling violations.

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports activity this week including patrol of the Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area, area lakes for boating and fishing activity and AIS compliance, the Crow Wing State Forest and other areas for OHV activity, responding to miscellaneous nuisance and injured wildlife calls, and follow up work on various ongoing cases. Numerous enforcement contacts were made for illegal camping, fires, and parking in the rec area, fishing without license, and ATV violations including operation on highways, no safety training, too many passengers, and youths without helmets.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, boating and AIS enforcement during the week. He also assisted Officer Peterson with a boating safety class at Big Sandy Lake.

CO Amber Peterson (McGregor) taught a Firearms Safety Class at Long Lake Conservation Center. She also, with the assistance of other area COs, instructed a boating safety class at Libby Dam on Big Sandy. The kids were able to experience operating different types of watercraft. CO Peterson responded to calls of beaver problems and patrolled area lakes as well as ATV traffic in the area. She also worked at an educational booth at Fleet Farm in Brainerd for a kids fishing day event.