District 14 - East Metro area
Last updated: 2014-07-15
CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked anglers around the metro lakes and rivers throughout the week and checked watercrafts for safety equipment and registration. CO Pril also spent time checking boats and trailers for aquatic invasive species at several metro lake and river accesses and responded to a tip complaint. Enforcement action was taken for fishing with extra lines, no life jacket on board craft and drain plug violation.
CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) handled calls regarding floating bogs on area lakes and attended a field training officer meeting at Camp Ripley. She finished a bear case, did equipment maintenance and worked AIS enforcement at local accesses. CO Kruse had a ride-along from a records management company, handled an over limit of sunfish case on an Anoka County lake and handled TIP calls.
WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working AIS activity near public water access sites across the metro area. Violations continue to be detected with failing to remove the watercraft drain plug being the most common violation. WREO Block assisted with a media event which was held in Fridley. Time was also spent working the Stillwater Bridge project on the St. Croix River.
CO Brad Johnson (Ham Lake) reports that he checked boaters and anglers. He also conducted AIS checks. CO Johnson picked up a Loon that was most probably killed by a car. He patrolled at Carlos Avery WMA. CO Johnson issued a traffic citation in Ham Lake.
CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) worked area lakes and the St. Croix River checking anglers and monitoring boating activity. CO Arntzen also spent time doing AIS enforcement and did an interview with the media about AIS inspections. CO Arntzen handled nuisance animal calls, TIP complaints and answered questions about wetland violations. Enforcement action for the week included failure to remove drain plug, no fishing license and insufficient PFDs.
Eagan - vacant.
Hastings - vacant.
Maplewood - vacant.
Metro Officer - vacant.