District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-09-30

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week investigating TIP calls, handling trespassing complaints and doing AIS enforcement. CO Arntzen worked the waterfowl opener and found many hunters having success. He continued monitoring anglers, small game and archery deer hunters. Violations for the week included hunting deer over bait, transporting illegally taken big game, trespassing, possession of toxic shot, and no small game license.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working AIS and wetland related activity. An active waterfowl opener was worked with few ducks seen in the bag. One angler was seen transporting a boat with water draining as the vehicle turned off a state highway. Upon stopping the vehicle, WREO Block discovered an over limit of crappies in the livewell, which is where the water had been coming from. Boat operators are required to drain all water prior to transporting the boat on a public roadway.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked several waterfowl and small game hunters over the weekend. He continued checking anglers around the metro lakes and rivers and monitored boats and trails for aquatic invasive species. He also spent some time taking care of equipment and responded to calls.

CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he worked the waterfowl opener. There seemed to be more mosquitoes than ducks with the warm weather. Carlos Avery WMA was full to overflowing with hunters. Unfortunately, many of them were shooting at birds that were well out of range. Enforcement action was taken for lead shot, no small game license, no state waterfowl stamp, and no blaze orange while small game hunting. CO Johnson conducted a falconry facilities inspection in Elko. He took a call about a Pileated Woodpecker damaging cedar siding on a home. CO Johnson spoke to a firearms safety class in Ramsey.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) continued training a COC. They talked to a firearms safety class in Oakdale and a law enforcement class at Century College. They handled a call of an individual that shot two trumpeter swans in Carlos Avery WMA. Both swans were located and were dead. They also handled a case where an individual shot a barred owl in Carlos Avery WMA. The Officers worked a Stillwater bridge shift, checked numerous hunters over the waterfowl weekend, worked WMA enforcement and did equipment maintenance. They also worked fishing, boating and AIS enforcement at area lakes and streams and handled nuisance animal calls. Violations included unplugged gun, unsigned waterfowl stamps, take deer with crossbow without permit, overlimit of sunfish, in WMA during closed hours, no HIP certification and take protected bird.

Eagan - vacant.

Hastings - vacant.

Maplewood - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.