District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-12-16


CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week working on cases from the deer season. CO Arntzen continued patrolling WMAs, doing ATV enforcement, checking deer hunters and anglers. He also scheduled firearms safety classes, handled a nuisance animal call and fielded questions about trespassing.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked goose and deer hunters around wildlife management areas and fields. Several ice anglers were also checked on some of the Metro lakes. CO Pril responded to a couple of complaints of a possible big game and waterfowl violations. He also handled animal calls and followed up with a big game case.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) issued an extension on a wetland restoration order in Scott County. WREO Block spoke to a local Pheasants Forever Chapter, attended a meeting in St. Paul and conducted a media interview regarding ice safety. Time was spent over the weekend assisting the Scott County Sheriff?s Department with youth snowmobile safety training certifying about 120 youth.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he checked ice anglers, on deteriorating ice conditions, throughout the week. He attended a meet and confer in St. Paul. CO Johnson picked up a road killed coyote in Woodbury that had been reported as a Wolf. He responded to a report of a dead Swan in Roseville. CO Johnson spoke to a snowmobile safety class in Oak Park Heights.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) assisted COs in western Minnesota with a deer case. She certified ginseng for a resident in Maplewood and did a taxidermist check in White Bear Lake. CO Kruse checked anglers on area lakes, continued working on a couple of deer cases and handled nuisance animal calls.

CO Joseph Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week checking both shore and ice anglers, pheasant hunters, and big game hunters. Officer Kulhanek spoke with snowmobile safety instructors and answered calls on nuisance animals. CO Kulhanek continues investigations involving the unlawful taking of big game.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.