CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week focusing on angling and recreational vehicle activity. He also continued working on open cases, handling nuisance animal complaints and assisting with a possible wetland violation. Enforcement action was taken for no fishing license in possession, possessing a controlled substance, registration issues and angling without a license.
CO Chelsie Leuthardt (White Bear Lake) attended a week-long Field Training Officer training course at Camp Ripley. She also spent time checking angling, snowmobiling and ATV activity. CO Leuthardt reports a slow fishing report from most of the anglers she encountered. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license in possession, angling with extra lines, fail to display valid snowmobile registration, metro trespass and DUI.
CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) worked snowmobile and angling enforcement in Dakota and Scott counties. He spent time checking aerator systems in the area. CO Pril also checked on a complaint of a collapsed and unlicensed fish house.
CO Jake Willis (Maplewood) attended five days of training at Camp Ripley this past week in preparation for training new CO candidates. Nuisance animal and animal possession tags were handled as well.
CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent most of the week working snowmobile activity in the area. Trails were in poor condition but were still useable. He also spent time on area lakes where the bite was very inconsistent. Enforcement action for the week included license violations, extra lines, fail to register snowmobile, and DUI.
Ham Lake vacant.
Metro Officer vacant.