District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-05-27

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) continued to work fishing and boating enforcement around the Metro lakes and rivers. He spent some time on AIS enforcement at some of the Metro lake boat accesses. CO Pril also spoke at a firearms safety class in Apple Valley and responded to miscellaneous animal calls. Violations found included insufficient life jackets in boat, failure to affix boat license number to watercraft, fishing with extra lines and unattended lines, and no fishing license in possession.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking area lakes for anglers and watercraft users. He also responded to a possible shoreline violation, patrolled wildlife management areas and worked on a littering case. Enforcement action was taken for PFD violations, no fishing license, illegal length walleye, no fire extinguisher and failure to remove drain plug.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week focusing on AIS and wetland enforcement. WREO Block spent time teaching at the DNR Basic Boating School for water patrol deputies from across Minnesota. A wetland site inspection was completed in Carver County and an AIS saturation was worked with area officers around Lake Minnetonka over the weekend. WREO Block also completed an interview with a metro media outlet regarding AIS enforcement.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) worked AIS enforcement at various accesses in the area. She handled fawn calls, nuisance animal calls and worked on a deer license case. CO Kruse met with a new county attorney, handled various TIP calls and worked boating and fishing enforcement on area lakes and streams.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he worked the bass opener and Memorial Day Weekend checking anglers and boaters. Violations included no fishing license in possession, angle with extra line, and keeping bass on Pool 2 of the Mississippi River. CO Johnson investigated a reported waters violation on Twin Lake in Little Canada. He received calls on dock trespass, and injured geese. CO Johnson patrolled at Afton State Park.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling activity. CO Salzer also patrolled area lakes for boating activity. Officer Salzer also received several calls regarding new born fawns that had been found and would like to remind people not to touch or move fawns.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) had a very busy Memorial Day weekend checking anglers who even braved the rain with a fair number fish seen in the live well. He responded to a call of an orphaned fawn in the median of a freeway which was rescued and brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. He assisted the Washington County Attorney prepare a big game case for court. Enforcement action for the week included no fishing license, angle with extra line, illegal length walleye, along with various boating safety violations.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.