District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-07-12

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and patrolled for illegal ATV activity, handled calls for beavers causing damage, responded to injured eagle calls, and worked on pending cases.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked sport fishing, boating, ATVs, litter, and handled miscellaneous nuisance animal calls. Violations included transporting aquatic macrophytes, litter, ATV?s on the roadway, and no navigation lights after sunset.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, monitored OHV activity and assisted the Forest Service with locating a suspect that fled into the woods. After K9 Si located the suspect about 300 yards from his vehicle lying in some brush, officers took him into custody. The suspect said, "you guys sure are persistent" as he was escorted out of the woods. Enforcement action was taken for no license in possession, driving after suspension and failure to display valid registration.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked boating and angling activity over the past week with enforcement action taken for angling without a license and not having enough life saving devices on a watercraft.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, watercraft, ATV?s, state parks and campgrounds. He also handled several boating complaints during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) monitored angling, boating, and ATV activities throughout the Hill City area. Preparation work was done for an upcoming boating safety class. Enforcement action was taken for operating an ATV on a highway, no angling license in possession, and taking fish without a license.