District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-04-15

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) gave presentations to firearms safety classes in Monticello and St. Michael. Most lakes in the area have opened up along the shoreline and the ice is deteriorating fast with the high winds and warmer weather making unsafe ice conditions. Enforcement action was taken for fish house being left out after deadline, take furbearer with firearm and taken furbearer out of season.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fisherman on the Mississippi River. He assisted with a number of nuisance animal calls. Officer Sladek gave an enforcement presentation to a firearms safety class and followed up on a road kill bear. He also investigated a number of ATV complaints.

CO Angela Londgren (Princeton) checked anglers, ATVs, and took calls on littering/dumping. Officer Londgren also spoke at numerous firearms safety classes over the past week.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports receiving numerous bear complaints over the past week. Homeowners are reminded, that if they do not wish to have bears near their homes, they need to remove bird feeders. CO Langevin also received a call of a possible wolf kill on a newborn calf. The calf was ruled a stillborn and coyotes had fed on the carcass. CO Langevin has received numerous calls regarding trash left on area lakes. The snow has melted and the trash left by anglers is now highly visible.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) investigated a trespass complaint and handled several animal calls. CO Musatov spoke at two youth firearms safety classes. Open water anglers and ATVs were checked.

Cambridge - vacant.