Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2017-08-14

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week instructing with the use of force team at annual in-service at Camp Ripley. Time was also spent working on open water resource cases, checking fishermen, and monitoring AIS compliance.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) armored firearms at Camp Ripley at in-service training. Work on WCA cases was completed and several cases closed. A new WCA case was handled with site visit with LGU and SWCD folks. Officer Scott staffed an AIS booth at the St. Louis County fair in Chisholm with the MN Sea Grant folks and 1854 Authority. Assistance was given to St. Louis County Sheriff?s Department on searching for a missing person.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) checked boaters and fishermen in Aitkin County. Many fishermen forgot their licenses back at the cabins and one boater was cited for not having life jackets in his watercraft. WREO Haberman also attended in-service training at Camp Ripley.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent most of the week working on wetland violations. TEP meetings in Benton, Todd, and Isanti counties were attended. Enforcement action was also taken for angling with extra lines.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) attended training and continued to follow-up on PW and WCA cases as needed. Officer Hanson worked in vacant stations checking water related equipment and fishermen for issues. ATV?s and boats were checked for safety issues.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) checked anglers and responded to a TIP complaint. A background investigation for employment was also started.