Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 30, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Winnebago County, CPO Roesch conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle parked illegally at Rock Cut State Park after the park was closed. CPO Roesch approached the driver and noticed the driver had sustained a gun shot wound to the head and was unresponsive. The doors to the vehicle were locked and CPO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 16, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Doescher followed up on a complaint from Second Firearm Season. A Rolling Meadows man was issued citations for unlawfully making food available for deer and illegal possession of deer. He was issued written warnings for failure to check harvest by 10PM and failure to tag deer…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 2, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Hoftender cited a Savanna man for unlawfully making food available for deer. He was issued a written warning for trapping raccoons without a license. In Stephenson County, CPO Swanson assisted CPO Beltran in recovering an injured bald eagle along US 20 outside of Freeport. CPO Swanson transported the eagle to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 19, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO McKune and CPO Thompson investigated and charged a Mercer County man for unlawfully poaching a 9-point buck. The Mercer County poacher was issued multiple citations and a 9 point buck was seized as evidence. The Mercer County poacher was assessed a civil penalty of $5,500 for unlawfully harvesting the buck…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 5, 2021

Northwest Zone – Cap. Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPOT Thompson and CPO Hoftender completed a deer investigation. The hunter failed to check a deer in by 10:00PM on the day it was recovered. He also failed to tag a deer immediately upon kill. The hunter was issued a citation for illegal possession of deer and a written warning…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 19, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri was patrolling Henry County during the firearm deer season. Just after hunting hours closed, an ATV was spotted in a harvested corn field. As the CPO pulled into the field entrance, the ATV quickly drove down a steep embankment the opposite direction onto the roadway. CPO Posateri then located…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 5, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPO Beltran arrested an Oakbrook Man for unlawful take of a white tail deer. The meat was spoiled and unable to be donated but the rack was seized and pending forfeiture to Springfield. In Stephenson County, CPOT Kater and CPO Hoftender cited a Davis man for illegal possession of deer and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Kiprono responded to an incident involving an African River Boar who had escaped from his pen in rural Bureau County. A neighbor, approximately one mile down the road, discovered the boar in her backyard after her dog would not stop barking. Upon further investigation, it was revealed the African River…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri recovered a dead bald eagle at an interstate rest area. The eagle was turned over to the USFWS where it will then be shipped to the Eagle Repository as required by law. In JoDaviess County, Despite the state wide closure of the state park system a man from Chicago…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 27, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Kiprono observed a vehicle parked in an area marked as no trespassing with signs posted as such and two individuals near an SUV. CPO Kiprono discovered another individual with the group fishing nearby at the Illinois River. After checking the male for a fishing license, CPO Kiprono noticed the two…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 13, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO McKune made the arrest of 2 subjects illegally hunting deer from their vehicle at night. The two arrested subjects were found to be using lights at night in attempt to locate and harvest deer and had 1 uncased crossbow with an arrow knocked as well as 2 uncased firearms in…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 30, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Kiprono cited a Morrison man for not having a state waterfowl stamp while hunting teal. He was issued written warnings for license not in possession, unnumbered watercraft, and no HIP certification. In LaSalle County, CPO Kiprono was checking individuals fishing on the Illinois River under the Route…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

Season Dates Oct. 1: Archery deer season opens . Oct. 1: Archery turkey season opens. Nov. 1: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open. Nov. 10: Statewide trapping season opens. Nov. 20: First firearms deer season opens (tentative.) Dec. 3: Second firearms deer season opens (tentative). Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 17: WTU Southern Illinois Rack Attack Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., St John’s Catholic…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Francisko was patrolling State Parks in Whiteside County. When entering Prophetstown State Park (along the flooded Rock River) the CPO observed a small jon boat that had just launched. The CPO conducted a boat safety inspection and found several violations. The boat did not have enough PFD’s for each person…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

The following reports were filed by CPOs based on cases in April and May Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, An Oregon man called and reported he had mis read that dates for the turkey season and accidently killed a bird during the closed season. CPO Beltran made contact with the man, safely during the pandemic, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

The following cases were taken from CPO activity reports filed for the month of May 2020 Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender issued a citation to an Indiana man who was mushroom hunting at Rall Woods in a closed area. Orange snow fence was removed and the subject parked his vehicle in front of the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Hoftender received a complaint about dead grackles in Dakota. CPO Hoftender investigated the complaint and a Dakota man was issued a citation for unlawful possession of grackles. The subject was shooting grackles with a .22, because they were defecating in his driveway. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson conducted an investigation…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

The following activity reports were filed for June 2020. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO’s Francisko and Posateri made an emergency response to Empire Park in East Moline for a reported boat accident on Mississippi River pool 15. The CPO’s launched a boat once on scene. The kayakers in distress had already been removed from…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

The following activities were taken from reports filed in June 2020 Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Posateri seized a Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman from a Hanover man and helped place it with a licensed professional facility. The owner was issued a warning for possession without a special use permit. In Rock Island…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 and staffing shortages, DNR has not updated its CPO reports. Outdoor News has reached back into past reports to provide a look at law enforcement activities across the state. DNR’s goal is to update its CPO reports in time for the next issue of Outdoor News. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Andrew Hyatt responded to a boat accident at Lake Carroll. An overloaded ski boat was pulling a subject on a tube, and the boat took a large wake over the bow. The occupants ran to the rear of the boat which caused the entire boat…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Wagner conducted investigation into littering and improper disposal of dead animals and dead animal parts. Individual was cited under the dead animals control act for improper disposal and under litter control act for littering. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson, CPO Elliott and CPOT Williams conducted an investigation into wildlife code…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 12, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Posateri responded to a complaint of someone trespassing on private property. CPO responded to the area and located a couple on an ATV. The Aledo man was cited for shed hunting without permission and his fiancé was issued a written warning. In Whiteside County, CPO Posateri completed an investigation…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO Francisko #349 completed an investigation into a Reynolds IL man’s poaching of a wild turkey. On Nov. 13, 2019, the subject was archery deer hunting. A wild turkey came into range and the man decided to harvest the turkey knowing full well he did not possess a fall wild turkey…