CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) checked anglers and boaters on the metro area lakes. He checked on an injured goose complaint in Eden Prairie and other animal complaints in Minneapolis. CO Lee also returned calls on firearm safety classes and Pioneer Public Television on Hmong fishermen in southwestern Minnesota.
CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) spent time earlier in the week on several public water and aquatic plant violations. Enforcement action was taken for altering the lake bottom and illegal removal of aquatic plants. CO Weyandt also attended a two-day training to become a backgrounder for the next group of conservation officer candidates. Academy is slated to start sometime in 2018.
CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) reports a busy week on the water. The nice weather brought many people to the water throughout the week and into the weekend for the annual Lakefront Festival on Prior Lake. CO Leuthardt worked with Scott County and neighboring CO?s during the festival. Enforcement action was taken on gunwale riding, operating without navigational lights, children under 10 without a life vest, and various other boating violations.
CO Tim Maass (Osseo) assisted with a big game investigation. Time was also spent at area lakes doing AIS enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for fishing while revoked, no lifejacket, and fishing without a license.
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week patrolling fishermen and checking boats with his K9 partner Shelby. CO Grewe followed up with a nuisance animal complaint and assisted the Sheriff?s office with a threats complaint on Medicine Lake.
Ft. Snelling vacant.