A CPO responded to a boat accident in the Bath chute. The operator fell asleep and collided with debris in the water. Both subjects were ejected and suffered only minor injuries. The operator was cited for careless operation of a watercraft.
A CPO responded to a Target Illinois Poachers (TIPS) complaint in Morgan County. The TIPS complaint advised that an illegal commercial net was catching migratory waterfowl, turtles, etc. The CPO located the net, and after an investigation, found the owner of the net. The commercial fisherman was issued citations.
CPOs responded to the Sangamon River near Petersburg for emergency assistance. A boat operator along with his children were missing and had not returned home. The operator and children were located and in safe condition. The operator spun his prop off and was unable to return home.
While conducting boat patrol on the Illinois River, District 9 and 10 CPOs conducted a boat stop. It was discovered that two occupants were wanted on a warrant. Both subjects were arrested and transported to Mason County jail.
While conducting boat patrol on Lake Springfield, CPOs checked a fisherman for a sport fishing license. The fisherman did not possess a fishing license and was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on an aggravated DUI. Subject was taken into custody and transported to the Sangamon County jail.
District 10 CPOs were assigned to Sanganois and Sandridge State Forest blind drawings. CPOs answered numerous questions and assisted park staff with the performance of their duties. The blind drawings occurred with no incidents.
District 10 CPOs with, the assistance of District 9 and Region 1, conducted another detail during the annual Redneck fishing tournament. During the course of the two- day detail, approximately 100 boats were inspected. Numerous written warning and citations were issued for boating violations.
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