Cuffs & Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 20, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while conducting boat safety inspections at a ramp along the Mississippi River, CPO Teas and CPOT Spinka observed a subject having difficulty backing his trailer to the ramp. After getting his trailer in the water, the subject exited his vehicle and began talking to the CPOs. It was determined that the man…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Caught two times in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

SOUTHEAST REGION Racine/Kenosha/Walworth counties Wardens from across Wisconsin and other law enforcement agencies took part in the national C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors) Kids Camp located in Kenosha County in July. Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens helped families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty enjoy a week of trap shooting, rifle shooting, air gun shooting, boat…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, bear, deer, small-game, and waterfowl hunting enforcement. The early goose season wrapped up with many happy hunters walking away with possession limits over the course of the season. A report was taken and investigated concerning the illegal dumping of geese carcasses, many of which were not utilized. Hunters must…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps assisted multiple police and fire agencies with the evacuation of a nine-story apartment complex on fire in the city of Marquette. As Kamps arrived on scene, large amounts of smoke were seen coming from the roof of the ninth floor of the building. Kamps made his way to the ninth floor and started assisting residents…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was on patrol at Madison Lake State Park early one morning. Officer Teders observed a tent set up near the beach. Three individuals were near a fire pit and one was drinking a beer. Officer Teders approached the individuals to advise them…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports finding multiple violations at Michaux State Forest.   Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports an osprey was able to free itself after a fishing line on its leg entangled with utility lines in Mont Alto.   Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that violations…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 13, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV and bear- and waterfowl-hunting enforcement. Although a few people would beg to differ, it seems the bear season is off to a slow start in Zone 12. Many hunters reported hits at their baits right up until the day before opener, with little to no activity thereafter. This may…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 6, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Francisko conducted numerous boat patrols on the Rock and Mississippi rivers to check fishermen and perform boat safety inspections. This resulted in 11 citations (three fishing and eight boating) being issued. Forty-eight written warnings were also issued. In Rock Island County, Sgt. Petreikis and CPOT Doescher cited a woman…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept 6, 2019

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Fuel oil folly (Ontario…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 6, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee, responded to an off-highway motorcycle injury crash in July that occurred at the Riverview ATV Park in Kewaunee. Moore, a Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department deputy, and a medic arrived at the scene at the same time. Moore’s truck was initially used to access the area of the crash victim, who…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 6, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked goose- and bear-hunting activity. Goose-hunting success was spotty, but several limits were observed. Goose hunters are reminded to know what licenses are needed.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the Labor Day weekend monitoring the start of the early goose and bear seasons. Success was better than average in…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 30, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, received a complaint of gunshots from a property where limited hunting is allowed. Trespassing was suspected. Officer Shields patrolled the area and contacted a hunter who was on the property without permission. During the investigation, officer…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that an investigation is ongoing involving trash and other items that were dumped on game lands. Several items that were found have names and addresses on them.  Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that even though there were multiple attempts to let the public know about…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith assisted with a search and recovery of a subject who had gone cliff jumping at Canyon Falls in Baraga County. The individual had jumped off the falls around 8 p.m. and was unable to get out of the river due to the high current from recent rains. The search party was called off after searching…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area bear-baiting activity. Assistance was given to local law enforcement with the apprehension of an individual who was under the influence of illegal drugs and wielding a knife.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring bear-baiting activity in the area. Enforcement action was taken for baiting bears without a…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Osprey rescued from burning…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, While on patrol at Apple River Canyon State Park, CPO Hoftender and CPOT Doescher observed a vehicle drive by with a child hanging out of the car window. A vehicle stop was conducted, and the man was cited for the violation. In Ogle County, While on patrol at Castle Rock State…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Antigo Team Warden Brad Dahlquist, of Crandon, assisted wardens in Calumet County with a July  investigation into the illegal harvest of two deer near Armstrong Creek. The investigation revealed two individuals hunted deer during a period of revocation without proper gun licenses, and both were convicted felons, which prohibits them from possessing firearms. The firearms used to commit…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, and bear-baiting enforcement. Several calls concerning the upcoming deer and bear seasons were handled.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended training, responded to a call about possible feral swine at large, and monitored the start of bear-baiting activities. Enforcement action was taken for failure to register a…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 In May 2018, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information about subjects illegally taking numerous saugeyes with a cast net below the spillway at Indian Lake at night. In March 2019, officer Smith observed the same male subject from the previous year throwing a cast net in…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf investigated a report of a deer being dragged down the road behind a vehicle with a tow strap in Mercersburg. Please call the Southcentral Region office with any information. Blair County Game Warden Michael College said calls about “abandoned” fawns are on the rise. He would like to…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jeremy Sergey received a report of an individual who killed a snapping turtle when the turtle season was closed. Sergey interviewed the individual and obtained a confession as well as photographs of the individual holding the dead turtle. Charges have been filed with the Menominee County District Court for killing a turtle out of season. CO Boudreaux…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water, and angling enforcement. Several reported shoreline violations were investigated and a Critical Intervention Team course was attended.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) gave a presentation at the MinnAqua Youth Fishing Clinic in Thief River Falls, provided a ride-along for a local high school student,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPO Teas responded to a pollution complaint. Carnival workers and vendors were draining waste water into the Rock River. Two citations were issued, and the waste water was properly hauled off. In Whiteside County, CPO Teas and CPOT Skelton responded to a boat accident on the Rock River. When the boat…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Fireworks on the East…