District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-04-22

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen on the Mississippi and Elk rivers. He followed up on a complaint of an illegally shot hen turkey; charges are pending. He attended annual training at Camp Ripley. He answered a number of questions about turkey hunting and is following up on a trespassing complaint. CO Sladek wants everyone to be careful when navigating the rivers they are very high and cold. He advises everyone to wear a life jacket at all times.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) spent most of the week at in-service training at Camp Ripley. Officer Reller also handled a call related to a possible fish trap which turned out to be just a minnow trap. Most of the lakes in the area still have some ice, but that should change by early in the week.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) attended training at Camp Ripley. CO Musatov assisted with prep work for the upcoming academy. An animal call was handled and follow up done on a trespassing complaint.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports a busy weekend in the area?s state parks. The warm weather brought out lots of trail users. The hikers, bikers and horse riders were out in full force on the holiday weekend. Anglers are starting to hit the St. Croix River in search of catfish and suckers. The water is still moving pretty quick and the water level is high on the upper St. Croix. The speed of the water is making some fishing more difficult but anglers are taking advantage of the access to the upper river.

CO Angela Londgren (Princeton) checked on wetland violations, illegal fires, and talked with students at firearms safety classes. Officer Londgren also took calls on nuisance animals, and replied to questions on turkey hunting.

Cambridge - vacant.