Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPOT Duzan checked fishermen and teal hunters during the last weekend of teal season. Citations were issued for failure to maintain a separate bag. Warnings were issued for failure to wear a lanyard, certificate of number not on board the boat, battery terminals not covered, no serviceable fire…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender checked a fisherman from Springfield fishing on the Apple River. The fisherman said he had caught 40 fish that day. When asked for his license, the fisherman said he thought he forgot it. After further conversation, the fisherman admitted he knew it was expired and didn’t have a current…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 21, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner, while patrolling along Marquette Road between Spring Valley and DePue, noticed two vehicles parked along the roadway near Minnie Property. CPO Wagner walked the property and found multiple individuals grilling and fishing along the river. CPO Wagner advised the individuals they were on private property and needed permission to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 7, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess Couny, CPO Hoftender and CPO Meinders responded to a partially sunken boat off Schumacher Island in East Dubuque. East Dubuque and Dubuque fire were called to set up a boom to contain gas that was leaking into the water. The situation is currently under investigation. In LaSalle County, CPO Kaufman along…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 23, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner assisted Bureau County SD with a call at Lock 3, Hennepin Canal, of two highly intoxicated adults not properly supervising multiple children. The adults were located as well as the children. Both adults were incapable of properly supervising the children and arrangements were made for them to be safely…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 9, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Scott Wagner while conducting boat safety inspections at the Barto Landing boat ramp in Spring Valley found a boater had purchased a boat and failed to register the boat in his name. The boater was cited for a registration violation and warnings for other minor boat infractions. In LaSalle County,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 26, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner, while checking fisherman along Hennepin Canal, found an individual to be in possession of short largemouth bass. Upon further investigation, the individual was found to have no fishing license and wanted on warrant out of Marshall County. Subject was taken into custody and transported to Bureau County Jail. Individual…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 12, 2022

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner, while checking fishermen along the Illinois River near Route 89 bridge in Spring Valley, found a fisherman without a fishing license. The fisherman was cited for the violation. In Bureau County, CPO Wagner, after a short investigation, arrested two men for falsification to obtain landowner permits. Both men had…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 29, 2022

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Wagner, while conducting sport fish enforcement along the Illinois River, found an individual fishing with crayfish. Upon closer observation, the CPO discovered the crayfish were rusty crayfish which is an injurious species and can’t be used as live bait in Illinois. The individual was cited for the violation and all…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 15, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Priest was off duty and received a call about an individual in Carroll County threatening to shoot people in one of the state parks. CPO Priest responded with other officers. Officers  were unable to locate the subject but made contact with him by phone.  In Rock Island County, CPO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 1, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Wagner, while checking fishermen along the Illinois River near Peru Sportsman Club, cited four individuals for fishing without a fishing license. All four claimed to not be fishing but after crossing over the river and watching individuals from the other side, CPO Wagner observed all four individuals fishing. In LaSalle…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 17, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri responded to an illegal dumping complaint at the parking area of the Hennepin Canal where two prescription bottles were located in the pile of landscaping waste. The officer met with the elderly Geneseo man and discussed the issue. It was determined that the bottles were likely filled with seeds…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collar – June 3, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender is currently investigating a complaint of a subject discharging a firearm in the campground at Apple River Canyon State Park. When CPO Hoftender contacted the subject, he advised he was shooting at a cougar and was in fear for his life. When asked if he saw the cougar, he…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 20, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender checked a turkey hunter on opening day in the North Zone. The hunter was hunting without a valid hunting license or habitat stamp and his permit was not signed. CPO Hoftender issued a citation for hunting without a license and issued written warning for no habitat stamp and failure…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 6, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, Captain Petreikis and CPO Posateri patrolled Mercer County during firearm deer season. After legal shooting hours, flashlights were observed in the timber. A short time later, a truck was observed driving through the field. Officers approached the hunters and identified themselves as game wardens. A field-dressed deer was on the ground…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 22, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPO Priest responded to a hunting accident that took place at a private hunting club in Amboy. One male subject was shot while pheasant hunting. One BB went through his glasses and entered just above his left eye. The subject was transported to the hospital and later flown to Chicago for…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 8, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher resolved the removal of an ATV from the Mississippi River that had fallen through thin ice while being used for ice fishing. No injuries occurred to parties involved but citations for pollution of the waterway have been issued. In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender responded to a complaint of a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 25, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, Captain Petreikis and CPO Posateri patrolled Mercer County during firearm deer season. After legal shooting hours, flashlights were observed in the timber. A short time later, a truck was observed driving through the field. Officers approached the hunters and identified themselves as Game Wardens. A field-dressed deer was on the ground…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 11, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Priest investigated an elderly woman for killing a deer last shotgun season without a hunting license or habitat stamp. CPO Priest met with the women and explained he was surveying the biologist and asked if he could come inside. The woman invited CPO Priest inside. CPO Priest asked if…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 25, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Stanbary cited a Bureau County deer hunter for hunting without any valid resident archery tags. During a compliance check of the hunter, he was found to be in possession of landowner permits and hunting on property that he did not own or have an interest in. In Bureau County, CPO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 11, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Swanson concluded a wildlife case that occurred in Ridott. A 67-year-old German Valley man was found to be unlawfully poisoning and trapping wildlife in a sweet corn plot targeting raccoons. Violations included: unlawful take of fur-bearing mammal during a closed season, unlawful setting of trap during a closed season, unlawful…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 28, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, deputy Ransom contacted CPO Zigler to request assistance on an apparent fish case, noticed during a traffic stop. CPO Zigler arrested three individuals for catching sportfish by unlawful methods. Eight trout and nine smallmouth bass were seized. In JoDaviess County, CPO Posateri patrolled Witkowsky State Fish and Wildlife Area during the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 24, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Alvarez got a tip about a truck trespassing on private property and a male walking near the woods with a rifle. CPO Alvarez located and stopped the vehicle and located a .243 Mossberg rifle unloaded and in a case. CPO Roesch arrived to assist. The complainant arrived on the scene…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 10, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile who said he was 15 but gave a date of birth for that of a 17-year-old. After further questioning, he admitted he was 16 and did not have a fishing license, and was from out of…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Swanson received a call about an injured fox in a backyard. The young fox was transported to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and is being treated for a broken front leg and mange.  In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner while checking fishermen along the Illinois River observed individual fishing near Barto Landing. When asked for his license he claimed he wasn’t fishing. The individual was cited for the violation. Another individual east of Barto Landing was observed snagging. The individual was cited for the violation.  In Tazewell County,…