Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 27, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Winnebago County, CPO Alt inspected boats and fishermen on Pierce Lake in Rock Cut State Park. Violations documented included: unlawful operation of a motorboat without a fire extinguisher, unlawful operation of a motorboat without a sounding device, unlawful operation of a watercraft without a certificate of number in possession, and unlawful operation of a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 13, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while conducting recreational boat safety inspections, CPO Jones checked a Lanark man who was in possession of his limit of largemouth bass. The man had one bass that was not the legal length. CPO Jones took a photograph of the short bass and released it back into the Mississippi River. A citation…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 29, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a call from a witness saying he watched a man with a cast net take bass from the Hennepin Canal at the Colona Boat Ramp. She responded to the area, and the man was found to be in possession of four fish illegally taken with a cast net. Only…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 15, 2018

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 they…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 1, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Palumbo investigated the unlawful take of a hen wild turkey during the spring 2018 turkey season. The hunter was issued a citation and a written warning, and the hen eastern wild turkey was seized. In Henry County, CPO Posateri met with a landowner after his chickens and pheasants were attacked. The…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 18, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received dispositions regarding the following cases: (1) A Prophetstown man pleaded guilty to the charges of unlawfully taking a deer with a rifle and unlawfully taking a deer out of season. He was assessed a total fine of $400; (2) A 20-year-old Davenport, Iowa man pled guilty to OUI…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 4, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Jones issued a Mount Carroll woman a citation for damage to property for backing over two signs at Mississippi Palisades State Park. In Stephenson County, CPO Fraser assisted CPO Alt with an unlawful take of Canada goose complaint. Witnesses stated a high school age male shot a Canada goose from a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 20, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited an Arlington Heights man for unlawful entry to a closed nature preserve and unlawful pursuit of animals in a closed nature preserve. A Barrington man was also cited for unlawful entry to a restricted area. CPO Palumbo issued a Dixon man a citation and a written warning after an investigation revealed he…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 6, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis CPOs Francisko and Posateri, along with Sgt. Petreikis, conducted snowmobile enforcement. The detail resulted in the issuance of numerous citations and written warnings. The following violations were detected: failure to transfer snowmobile registration to new owner within 15 days of purchase; operation of snowmobile without Illinois snowmobile registration; operation of snowmobile without registration card…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 23, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Teas completed an investigation which occurred during the past firearm deer season. Two hunters failed to tag their deer as required, then used another person’s permit to tag one of the deer. The following day, one of the hunters unlawfully took a buck without a permit. Both hunters were cited for their offenses,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 15, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While on boat patrol on the Mississippi River Pool 13, CPO Jones cited a woman for possession of a walleye in the protected slot (20 to 27 inches). During the same boat patrol, CPO Jones also cited a Savanna man for possession of an undersized large-mouth bass (under 14 inches). CPO Jones cited both…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 1, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Filipiak was on multiple fishing compliance checks and found individuals with multiple violations ranging from: possession of short small mouth bass (x3), unlawful snagging, fishing without permission, and fishing with no valid fishing license. CPO Murry arrested an individual for driving under the influence of alcohol after witnessing multiple traffic violations. The individual…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Nov. 3, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones issued a Savanna man a citation for failure to immediately release a short Northern Pike at Frog Pond. CPO Hoogerwerf received a report of a fish kill on Yellow Creek east of Stockton. Upon arriving, dead fish were observed at multiple locations. DNR Fisheries and ILEPA were notified. Dead fish counts and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPOs Jones and Beltran were working the Mississippi River for boating and waterfowl enforcement when they stopped a boat for a safety inspection. On the boat were a 60-year-old man and his three adult children. During the inspection, CPO Beltran smelled drug odors and asked the occupants about the illegal substances. Thinking one of…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 6, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones issued a Savanna man a citation for failure to submit his annual commercial fishing report. CPO Palumbo issued citations and written warnings to four Chicago men for taking by illegal methods and possessing a cooler full of spinyback softshell turtles. All of the turtles were released back to the waters of the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Lanark man after a complaint was made that he shot four turkeys in Lanark. The man was issued citations for use or aid of a conveyance, unlawful take of turkey, and hunting without a license. He was issued warnings for over the limit turkey, no habitat stamp, uncased gun, hunting…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited a Clinton, Iowa man for falsification of record and unlawful take of whitetail deer. The Clinton man was issued warnings for two other falsification charges. While on patrol in Mississippi Palisades State Park, CPOs Teas and Beltran observed three subjects standing at one of the scenic overlooks in the park. As…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 25, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis  CPO Posateri and Sgt Petreikis were patrolling the Mississippi River near Rock Island in support of the fireworks display Red, White & Boom. Just as boats were going out for the fireworks, a small 14-foot aluminum jon boat was coming back in toward the marina. A safety inspection was completed, and there was only…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 11, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Posateri relayed an injured fawn to a wildlife rehabilitator. The 4-week-old deer had been caught in a fence prior to a witness setting it free. However, there was an injury to the leg of the fawn, and he was unable to walk. This was the fourth fawn the rehabilitator had this year. Two…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 28, 2017

Region I – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Finn received the disposition of two men who shot a duck and two rabbits near Lake Mendota earlier this year. Both men were found guilty of hunting by use of a vehicle, hunting from a roadway and taking ducks out of season. They were charged $600 each and given one year of supervision….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 14, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Francisko checked several boaters and fishermen in various areas of Rock Island County. This resulted in 19 written warnings and 1 citation being issued. The subject who received the citation had not purchased a fishing license in more than five years. CPO Alt responded to a call of an injured bald eagle in…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 30, 2017

Region I – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Teas responded to a call of a missing subject on the Rock River after a kayak containing a wallet, cellphone, and other property was found floating down the river. CPO Teas was eventually able to make contact with others who had been kayaking with the person earlier in the day. CPO Teas learned…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 16, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While conducting fishing compliance checks, CPO Jones watched a Chicago woman reel in a channel catfish from the Mississippi River bank. When CPO Jones asked for a fishing license, the woman said she wasn’t fishing. CPO Jones explained she watched her reel in the catfish. The woman was issued a citation for fishing without…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 2, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones checked four Chicago suburb men turkey hunting at French Bluff Natural Area. All four were issued written warnings for no windshield card. Three of them were issued written warnings for unsigned permits. One was cited for use of an unplugged shotgun. CPO Posateri issued salvage tags for deer heads which were found…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Fulton man and a Clinton, Iowa, man for unlawful entry to a restricted area at French Bluff Natural Area. Both men were picking mushrooms during turkey season before 1p.m. Both men were issued citations. CPO Palumbo issued a citation to a Lee County man for unlawfully taking of a wild…