Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 30, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Beltran spoke to a Byron man regarding his deer harvest posted on his social media page. The man had time to post on the date of harvest, but he failed to check in the deer harvest in the legal timeframe. Appropriate enforcement action was taken In Ogle County, CPO Beltran investigated…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 16, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis An Andover man, who used his wife’s landowner deer permits to fulfill the deer he killed, appeared in court and pled guilty to the unlawful taking of a deer. The falsification of DNR records charge was dismissed. He was fined a total of $359. While conducting surveillance on an unlawful trap line, CPO Palumbo…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Jones cited a Lake in the Hills man and an Elgin man for hunting squirrels with unplugged shotguns. One was issued a written warning for no habitat stamp, and both were given verbal warnings for no windshield cards. CPO Jones cited an Arizona man and a Joliet man for not wearing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, 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…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 5, 2018

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. 21, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while on a boat patrol on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, CPO Palumbo issued a Downers Grove man a citation and multiple written warnings for not having a sufficient number of wearable PFDs of appropriate size, no type IV onboard, and for being in possession of several live threeridge mussels in…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 7, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran responded to a complaint that a Freeport resident had a raccoon taken from the wild and was keeping it as a pet. Upon arrival, the raccoon was found to be domesticated and begging for food. CPO Beltran transported the animal to a licensed animal rehabilitator, and the woman was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 24, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis Cn Henry County, While on patrol at the Hennepin Canal, CPO Posateri approached a fisherman who said, “Well you caught me.” The Colona man did not have a valid fishing license, and a further check showed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Henry County…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 10, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Putnam County, CPOs Finn and Wagner were launching a boat at the Hennepin Boat Launch when they observed another vehicle’s brakes give way while that person was unloading their boat. The truck and the trailer went into the water, submerging both. CPO Finn retrieved tow straps, and CPO Wagner backed his squad down the…

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…