District 1 - Baudette area
Last updated: 2014-03-04
CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended training and a meeting at Thief River Falls. He assisted local EMT personnel near Roosevelt with a snowmobile accident victim. Officer Huener also monitored angling activity on Lake of the Woods and noted that success remains low. Violations encountered included angling without a license, angling with too many or unattended lines, possessing illegal length walleye, and minor snowmobile violations.
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated the possible taking of a great horned owl and an abandoned snowmobile left on a grant-in-aid trail. He patrolled trails in the area of vintage snowmobile rides in Warren and St. Hilaire and continued to monitor ice shelter removal. Owners are reminded it is unlawful to store shelters on the public access. Officer Woinarowicz also monitored angling activity and discovered multiple fishermen possessing northern pike in the closed season. Other enforcement action included possessing a small amount of marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, allowing unlawful operation of snowmobile by a juvenile, snowmobile registration, trail permit, and speed violations.
CO Angela Warren (Thief River Falls) worked snowmobile trails and area waters for snowmobile activity. She checked anglers on the Red Lake and Thief Lake rivers, monitored fish house removal, and checked public accesses. Anglers are reminded not to leave fish houses on public accesses. CO Warren also attended a district meeting and training in Thief River Falls and completed BCA training for online records management.
CO Demo Regas (Blackduck) monitored snowmobile trail activity, checked anglers on special regulation lakes, and monitored the fish house removal progress throughout the week. He encountered few hardy anglers who braved the reemergence of the polar vortex and reported a good crappie bite. Officer Regas also encountered a Class 1 ATV driving down the tarred surface of a county highway at a high rate of speed and expired registration. The ATV operator was arrested on multiple felony arrest warrants and received citations for the ATV violations.
CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) monitored fishing and snowmobiling activity throughout the week. Anglers are continuing to report spotty fishing success on Lake of the Woods. He attended a district meeting/training and handled court cases. Officer Gorecki also dealt with several calls for service ranging from timber theft to snowmobile violations. Enforcement action taken during the week included numerous fishing and snowmobile violations.
Blackduck #2 - vacant.
Karlstad - vacant.
Warroad #1 - vacant.
Warroad #2 - vacant.