District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2016-06-28

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) spent time on Lake Minnetonka checking anglers and enforcing boating safety. Enforcement action was taken for failure to display boat registration, not wearing a life jacket on a jet ski, no lanyard on a jet ski and riding on the gunwales of the boat while underway. CO Weyandt took a call about a sick-looking deer in the Chanhassen area. The deer was later found floating dead in a park pond. A safety camp was attended in Ramsey where CO Weyandt spoke about gun safety. Angler checks were done at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. Enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license and fishing without a trout stamp on a designated trout lake.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking fisherman and monitoring boating activity. CO Grewe followed up with calls and participated in Operation Dry Water over the weekend. Violations included expired boat registration, no lifejacket and operating a PWC within 150 feet of another watercraft.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) focused much of her attention on invasive species enforcement and boat and water activity around Prior Lake and the Minnesota River. Weather was pleasant for most of the week and that brought several people to the water. Leuthardt was pleased that the boaters she had contact with had their required safety equipment on board. Enforcement action was taken on angling without a license, transportation of prohibited invasive species, allowing operation of a watercraft without required safety equipment and no observer or mirror while towing with a boat.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) tried to follow-up with invasive species violation reports from Carver County lakes. He returned/took calls for bow fishing regulation questions in Bloomington/Edina areas and the Mississippi River as well as a call for service that involved a deer appeared to be sick and trapped inside a dog kennel. CO Le attended a meeting with personnel from other Divisions within Region 3, the topic was community outreach. He worked the ODW detail on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Mississippi River and Minnesota River. Enforcement action was taken for no lifejacket, child under 10 and didn?t wear lifejacket-as the watercraft was underway, failed to display valid boat registration and failed to display a required decal on PWC.

Bloomington - vacant.

Ft. Snelling - vacant.

Osseo - vacant

Waconia - vacant.