Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2016-02-02

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week working on open cases. Time was spent patrolling for snowmobile and fishing activity. A WREO conference call was attended. Planning for upcoming trainings was done.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) assisted Eco and Waters in Brainerd with interviews t to select a new assistant watercraft inspector supervisor for R-2 watercraft inspectors. Officer Scott worked on area lakes with local officers checking anglers and snowmobilers. Saturday?s warm weather had anglers and snowmobilers out in large numbers on area lakes and trails enjoying the day. Enforcement action was taken for not stopping at stop signs, operating without current registration displayed no current registration, and no angling license in possession. A TIP call was followed up on with a report of Wanton Waste of game fish at local residence. Further follow up is still required.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) worked on public water cases and met with Waters staff on an illegal dam case. WREO Haberman also spent time working on wetland cases and reviewed possible violations. WREO Haberman also worked snowmobile enforcement and checked ice anglers on local lakes.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week checking fishermen and snowmobilers. Enforcement action was taken for no ATV registration, no snowmobile registration, no angling license and numerous extra line violations. A wetland restoration order was also served.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) issued an extension on a WCA case in Kandiyohi County. Site checks were completed on an old WCA and a PW violation in Swift and Chippewa counties. Officer Hanson also assisted with a work detail on Lake Benton.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) reviewed LSP training materials and licensed and unlicensed LSPs.