District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-11-25

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he checked deer hunters during the week. He spoke to a snowmobile safety class in Coon Rapids sponsored by the Coon Rapids Sno-Cruisers. CO Johnson assisted a CO from Arizona regarding a license revocation investigation. He received a number of calls about deer violations, and deer hunting questions.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking archery deer, small game, and waterfowl hunters. CO Arntzen investigated a trapping complaint, handled TIP calls and monitored area lakes for fishing activity. He also spoke to a snowmobile safety class in Ham Lake and patrolled wildlife management areas.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week patrolling for big game and AIS activity. WREO Block also followed up on wetland and shoreline related cases. An extension was issued to a wetland restoration order due to the early arrival of winter.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) reports a busy opening to the B firearm season. He responded to TIP complaints and various questions concerning where people can hunt. He investigated a deer caught in a snare as well as patrolled Spring Lake with other officers. Enforcement action for the week included, untagged snares, and hunting deer over bait.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) worked the season B deer opener weekend with CO Kruse in southeast Minnesota and checked a number of deer and small game hunters there. CO Pril continued checking the metro zone deer area hunters and waterfowl hunters during the week. Some ice fishermen were also checked on a couple of metro lakes and rivers. CO Pril responded to a number of calls and complaints during the week.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) checked small game and archery deer hunters in the area. She checked individuals at shore that tested the unsafe ice and went ice fishing. CO Kruse and CO Pril assisted COs with the 3B season by working in southeast Minnesota. She continued working on a few deer cases, took nuisance animal calls, and handled TIP calls. Violations included transport loaded gun, target shoot in a WMA, license not in possession and litter.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.