District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2018-08-13

CO James Fogarty (Prior Lake) participated in the Scott County Sheriff?s Office youth fishing event at Cedar Lake. Over 1,000 fish were caught by the young anglers. Fogarty assisted with Academy training at Camp Ripley. He also checked anglers on area lakes and rivers. The activity on the Minnesota River is starting to pick up with the water levels where they should be. Fogarty also took a report of dumping at the Mahoney Wildlife Management area. Large piles of rock and yard waste were located at the parking lot.

CO Tim Maass (Osseo) attended the National Night Out Event in Maple Grove and gave a law and ethics talk at a firearms safety class. Time was also spent investigating a trapping complaint and multiple wetland violation complaints. Enforcement action was taken for littering and angling without a license.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking anglers, training with K9 Shelby and following up on complaints. Grewe also provided a ride-along to a DNR intern and spoke at a firearms safety class.

CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) followed up on invasive species reports from local lakes. A public waters access violation was also addressed. A report of a landowner altering the course of a stream was taken.

CO Arnaud Kpachavi (Mound) reports focusing activity on angling and boating enforcement. He observed significantly fewer anglers over the weekend than in previous weekends in the area. Those who did venture out reported little success. Kpachavi also fielded nuisance and injured animal complaints. Enforcement action was taken for boat safety and registration violations as well as operating a jet ski after hours.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked anglers and boaters on metro-area lakes and rivers. He responded to a couple of nuisance animal complaints in Minneapolis and answered questions from the Asian community on bear-hunting regulations. Violations encountered were fishing with extra line, using game fish for bait, and fishing without a license in possession.

Bloomington vacant.

Ft. Snelling vacant.