Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2018-02-12

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent time this week checking fishermen, snowmobile trails and doing some equipment maintenance. CO Grewe also worked the busy Wayzata Chilly Open on Lake Minnetonka over the weekend. Violations this week included license possession issues and failing to display registration/unregistered ATVs.

CO Tim Maass (Osseo) spent the majority of the week working ice anglers, snowmobile patrol and ATV activity on area lakes. Most anglers were reporting a slow bite. Maass also spent time investigating a possible public waters violation.

CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) spent a majority of the past week checking ice anglers around the station. Assistance was given to the Carver County Sheriff?s Office in locating an angler on the ice with an active warrant. A trap tampering complaint was investigated. Enforcement action was taken for fishing with extra lines and no license in possession.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) attended a week-long training for Field Training Officer certification at Camp Ripley. He returned calls for questions regarding fishing and snowmobile regulations and coordinated with the SEA non-profit organizations for deer management distribution.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked fishing and snowmobiling activities on the metro-area lakes and trails. He answered questions from the Asian community on firearm safety classes and small game regulations. Officer Lee also patrolled state parks and trails.

Mound vacant.

Bloomington vacant.

Ft. Snelling vacant.