District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-03-24

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent the week monitoring anglers in Dakota County and Pool 2 of the Mississippi River. Anglers are reminded that trout season is closed in Dakota County and it is illegal to fish for any species on a designated trout stream during the closed season. Calls were returned to the public and Firearms Safety classes scheduled. Enforcement action for the week included, operate OHM on public roadway, angle without valid license, angle in designated trout stream during closed season and hunt crows without valid small game license.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) reports teaching the laws and ethics portion to a firearms safety class in Marine on St Croix. He assisted a neighboring officer on a commercial inspection and with working deer shiners. CO Arntzen also handled calls about nuisance animals, did equipment maintenance and spent time patrolling the Gateway Trail.

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for angling activity. CO Salzer assisted with two firearms safety class and set up a few more classes for this spring. Officer Salzer also finished reports from a recent investigation.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent time scheduling AIS training with area law enforcement and reviewing ongoing wetland related case work. WREO Block also patrolled state park property and monitored angling activity. WREO Block received a call regarding a garbage dumping complaint.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he responded to a dock complaint on Lake Josephine. He spoke to a firearms safety class at the Oakdale Gun Club. CO Johnson picked up a new patrol boat for the St. Croix River. He also received a complaint of a dead squirrel left in a live trap in St. Paul.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.