Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 15, 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 – May 1, 2020

Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak and the state’s stay-at-home orders have interrupted some of the information provided by DNR, including regular CPO reports. Thus, we are reaching into the archives to piece together our regular Cuffs and Collars feature. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a disposition involving a Geneseo man who received a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis IIn Lee County, CPO Palumbo issued a written warning to a Rockfalls bowhunter for the improper tagging of a buck he harvested at Green River State Wildlife Area. In Lee County, CPOT Williams and CPO Beltran conducted several inspections at Green River State Wildlife Area and discovered hunters unlawfully possessing lead shot, incorrect shot…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher cited a boater because his 10-year-old son was not wearing a life jacket, and seven written warnings issued for various other violations. In Carroll County, while conducting hunting enforcement, CPO Peecher issued a warning to a youth hunting in his stand during youth firearm deer season because he was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis n Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Klemme observed a hunter on an ATV with an uncased shotgun. They made contact with the hunter. He did not have a hunting license or habitat stamp and his deer permit was back at the house he was staying at. Upon further investigation, they found he…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 6, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis IIn JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender and Sgt. Petreikis were on patrol in Jo Daviess County. CPO Hoftender stopped the squad to go speak to a hunter who was preparing his blind for the next shotgun season. While speaking with the man it was discovered he had killed two deer and one of the deer…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, A Pearl City man was interviewed by CPO Beltran during an investigation about coyote hunting. A loaded gun was discovered in the man’s vehicle. Citations were issued. In LaSalle County, CPOT Swindle and CPOT Wagner were checking fisherman at Starved Rock boat ramp. During the checks an individual was found to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted an investigation of deer hunters in Byron. It was discovered a man from Rockford was hunting without permission and had been doing so for many years. CPO Beltran discovered several unlawfully taken deer and seized meat and antlers. Citations were issued. In Mercer County, CPO Posateri issued a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 2020

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, DNR has not updated its CPO activity reports since Nov. 15. These reports are taken from past DNR activity reports. Northwest Zone  – Capt. Laura Petreikis While conducting compliance checks on ice fishermen on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, CPO Palumbo discovered a Freeport fisherman fishing without his fishing license in possession. The…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher cited a boater because his 10-year-old son was not wearing a life jacket, and seven written warnings issued for various other violations. In Carroll County, while conducting hunting enforcement, CPO Peecher issued a warning to a youth hunting in his stand during youth firearm deer season because he was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis IIn Lee County, CPO Palumbo issued a written warning to a Rockfalls bowhunter for the improper tagging of a buck he harvested at Green River State Wildlife Area. In Lee County, CPOT Williams and CPO Beltran conducted several inspections at Green River State Wildlife Area and discovered hunters unlawfully possessing lead shot, incorrect shot…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPOs Palumbo and Hoftender, along with CPOT Kiprono, conducted a waterfowl enforcement detail. Several boat blinds were checked, and multiple citations and written warnings were issued for waterfowl and boating violations. Two federal referrals were also submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Refuge officers for two Chicago area bass fishermen being…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Teas received a disposition involving a subject who killed a buck during the archery season and failed to tag it. The subject then had another subject purchase a permit to tag the deer. The antlers were seized, and both subjects were charged. The subject who purchased the additional permit paid a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO Francisko brought an extensive hunting investigative case involving an Iowa resident to a close. The man was buying Illinois resident permits and licenses when he should have been buying nonresident permits and licenses. The man was charged with multiple counts of fraudulently obtaining licenses, permits, or tags and multiple counts…

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…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran and CPOT AJ Hyatt discovered a fisherman in possession of live rusty crayfish (invasive species), and appropriate enforcement action was taken. In Hancock County, While conducting sport fishing compliance checks, CPO Wheatley encountered a male and female fishing at the Niota boat ramp. Neither of the two had a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

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 28, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, While on a boat patrol on Lake Carroll, CPO Palumbo and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Skelton located three juveniles in an unregistered, 10-foot jon boat. Two of the occupants were wearing their PFDs, and the third did not have one available to him. The vessel was followed back to their dock, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis IIn Henry County, While patrolling at the Hennepin Canal, CPO Posateri found a car blocking the gate. The car was filled with food and other household items. The owner of the car and another subject were located, and they were camping in a restricted area. Both subjects had active warrants for their arrest, and…