Conservation Officer Scott Staples (Carlton) conducted K9 training with Schody and also gave a talk and demonstration for the newly hired officers at the Academy about the DNR K9 unit.
Extra patrols were conducted in area state parks.
Assistance was given to the local sheriff’s office in locating a suspect who pointed a firearm at a sheriff’s deputy and fled the scene of a traffic stop. K9 Schody was deployed and located important evidence at the scene. The suspect has not been located and is still being sought.
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) worked angling, boating and aquatic invasive species enforcement during the week. Humphrey assisted with a "Take-a-Kid Fishing" clinic sponsored by Pine County.
Humphrey attended a retirement gathering for CO Luke Croatt at the Aitkin-area DNR office.
He received multiple nuisance bear and beaver complaints during the week.
Humphrey also investigated a report of a live goose found shot with a hunting arrow at Park Lake near Mahtowa. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Turn in Poachers at 800-652-9093. Callers may remain anonymous.
CO Jacob Willis (Brookston) answered regulation questions and followed up on a trespass complaint. Willis responded to the Duluth Harbor for a drowning, assisted Carlton County on a search for an individual who had pulled on a gun on a deputy and assisted Carlton County at the Carlton Daze festival.
Willis was also called to search for a missing paddler on the St. Croix River in Pine County. The missing person was able to make it to shore and find someone with a phone to verify he was safe prior to Willis arriving in the area.
CO Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) worked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor.
Bear-related complaints have been steady and time was spent completing equipment maintenance. Phone calls regarding border-water angling and injured-animal complaints were returned.
Schmidt assisted the Duluth Police Department with a search for a suspect who ran from a property during a search warrant.
CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) attended an event hosted by Pine County where several youths were taken fishing by area law enforcement officers.
Speldrich answered questions related to ATVs, angling and public waters. She also followed up on a wolf-depredation complaint.