District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked boat and water safety, AIS, angling and ATV enforcement. CO Benjamin worked with other conservation officers at an ATV event held in Waskish over the weekend. Calls for service included a family requesting assistance with the removal of a raccoon from under their driveway. Enforcement action was taken for the following: operating an ATV without headlights, passenger on an ATV under the age of 18 without a helmet, failure to pull the drain plug on a watercraft while transporting and transport fish without a patch of skin.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) patrolled Beltrami Island and Pine Island State Forests for ATV activity. TIP complaints at Lake Bronson State Park were also worked. Enforcement action for the week included passenger under 18 without a helmet on ATV, fail to display ATV registration, angling without a license, taking/possessing illegal length walleye, no throwable PFD, failure to display valid watercraft registration and operating PWC with wake within 150 feet of shore.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with CO Cowden in the Lake Bronson area patrolling the lake and area ATV trails. Assistance was given to the sheriff?s office serving an arrest warrant. Enforcement action for the week included angle without license, fail to display ATV and watercraft registration, insufficient PFDs, and no state park pass.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working OHM, ORV, and ATV activity on area trails. He also monitored boater AIS compliance, angling and boating activities on Upper Red Lake and special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent attending court hearings on deer baiting cases from this past deer season and arrested one ATV operator on a warrant. Enforcement action for the week included angling license violations, operate an ATV on a county highway, failure to display registration and operate an unregistered ATV.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.