Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

DISTRICT 1 COs Cody Smith, Josh Boudreaux, Anna Viau, and Sgt. Brian Bacon attended a human/non-human bone identification class with local first responders and medical examiners at Northern Michigan University. The class taught the officers what to look for when bones are found to determine if they are human and if they have forensic value for an investigation. COs Josh…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 16, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes ticketed a group of ice fishermen on Lake Gogebic who were in possession of several short northern pike. CO Ethen Mapes was called to assist Michigan State Police troopers out of the Wakefield Post when a call came in about two lost and broken-down snowmobilers north of Bergland. Mapes and the troopers were able to…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 2, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes responded to a complaint involving an individual who allegedly shot at his neighbor’s dog then pointed the gun at the dogs’ owner. Mapes assisted the Michigan State Police, Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Forest Service to apprehend the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was found to be…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 16, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Brian Lasanen assisted the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department with a snowmobile that caught fire. By the time the officers arrived, the fire was out and the only thing left of the snowmobile was the frame and engine block. The owner/operator was uninjured. CO David Miller has been working fishing activity on Keweenaw Bay and Huron Bay. Anglers…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 2, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller received a complaint of a social media post with a photo of an individual cutting a lock on a gate with the caption “Can’t keep us out.” Miller was able to collect enough information from the post to determine the location of the gate and identify who made the post. Contact was made, and Miller…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 19, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller worked an ironic stolen trap complaint in Baraga County. The complainant, whose trap was stolen, had collected a unique hat and sunglasses left at the scene of the trap theft. Later in the week, the complainant, while wearing the same unique hat and sunglasses, was confronted by the suspect for stealing his hat and sunglasses….

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 5, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Brian Lasanen and Sgt. Grant Emery responded to a Report All Poaching complaint of a person who shot a monster 9-point buck at night. The COs interviewed the suspect who admitted that he shot the 9-point Friday night and then went out and purchased a deer license on Saturday morning. The deer and rifle were confiscated and…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 22, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes and CO Brian Lasanen noticed a truck parked alongside a road with a bow case inside the vehicle. It was after shooting hours and the hunter had still not returned to the vehicle. The COs tracked the subject down, who was struggling to carry all of his equipment and his harvested deer. Mapes and Lasanen…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 8, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Brian Bacon assisted an older gentleman walking down the roadway after his tractor ran out of gas. The subject was very thankful for the ride back to his residence. CO Jared Ferguson and Sgt. Marc Pomroy assisted Cpl. Dave Painter with a hunter safety field day in Dickinson County. CO Jared Ferguson and CO Brian Bacon assisted…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 24, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller received a complaint of a group of hunters camped on commercial forest land, and the complainant also reported seeing two of them on ORVs with an uncased bow and an uncased gun. Miller located the camp and found one hunter with an uncased bow, and a short time later Miller stopped a side-by-side and discovered…