District 4 - Walker area

Last updated: 2016-07-12

CO Greg Oldakowski (Wadena) primarily worked on fishing and boating activities. Investigations from the holiday weekend were completed and nuisance animal calls were received. Firearms tactics were also taught to the new academy this week as well.

CO Eric Sullivan (Walker) continued patrolling area waters for anglers and people engaged in recreational activities. CO Sullivan observed several kids wearing life jackets on a pontoon. CO Sullivan provided all children onboard the pontoon with Dairy Queen ice cream coupons for wearing their life jackets. CO Sullivan then checked for an angling license from some of the children?s father. The father stated he did not have his license with him and identified himself by name to CO Sullivan. During the investigation it was found that the father did not have an angling license and provided a false name to CO Sullivan in front of the children. The father apologized to CO Sullivan and CO Sullivan responded by informing the father that CO Sullivan felt horrible for the children and did not know how the father was going to explain the contact. CO Sullivan also made contact with subjects who were angling without a license, did not have life jackets onboard and failed to renew their motorboat registration. CO Sullivan also assisted with an aquatic invasive species check point. Violations were detected for transporting aquatic macrophytes and enforcement action was taken.

CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) primarily checked recreational vehicles and anglers in the area. Time was also spent on wetland conservation act cases. Enforcement action was taken for angling and OHV violations.

CO Chelsey Best (Remer) worked a busy 4th of July weekend. Enforcement action was taken for PFDs, no licenses, registration issues, helmets, highway operation and slot fish on Winnie.

CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring angling, ATV, and boating activity. Recreational activity remained high through the week. Anglers continue to report limited success. CO Broughten handled several ATV complaints and also investigated trespassing on an aquatic management area. Enforcement action included: no angling license in possession, allow illegal operation of an ATV by a juvenile, and no angling license.

CO Colleen Adam (Rec Specialist) patrolled area forest roads and trails. Contacts made for illegal juvenile OHM operation, wildlife harassment calls and AIS inspection issues.

CO Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked anglers, ATV?s and boaters. Officer Hunter responded to a crash where a motor vehicle hit an ATV head on. CO Hunter received a call of an injured eagle.