Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 6, 2011

REGION I
A District 7 Officer responded to a complaint from a Fulton County resident about dead fish in a small stream. The Officer completed an initial investigation and the following morning met with a District Fisheries Biologist and a protection engineer with the IEPA. The source of the fish kill was determined and a fish kill assessment was completed. The case will be referred to the Illinois Attorney General.

CPOs observed three men consuming alcoholic beverages in the Starved Rock campground over the 4th of July weekend. One of the men attempted to hide from the officers that led to a foot pursuit resulting in the man’s capture. The man gave the officers several false names before he gave his real name so they could obtain a positive identification. The man was charged with providing false identification, possession of alcohol against the posted regulations and littering.
 
CPOs while on water patrol found 4 persons under age consuming alcohol, with two over the age of 21 with them, while they were boating on the Illinois River. Everyone was transported back to shore. The subjects under 21 were either arrested or parents were called if they were juveniles. The two subjects over 21 admitted to giving the alcohol to the others and were arrested for contributing to delinquency of a minor.
 
The Illinois River in District 7 is still high and as such has dampened recreational boat traffic even for the 4th of July weekend. The District 7 Sgt. and a CPO still documented numerous boat violations, most being registration violations on larger (>25’) boats. One OUI was made on Saturday.

District 7 CPOs conducted a watercraft safety check point on the Mackinaw River in Tazewell County. Five CPOs and the district Sergeant wrote 14 citations for underage consumption of alcohol, 2 pollution of a waterway and 1 insufficient PFD. Local landowners continually complain of litter left by users of the river.

A District 1 CPO arrested a Sterling man who was wading in the Rock River at Harry Oppold Marina. Subject was fishing and enjoying a can of beer when he decided to dispose of the can by sinking it into the river.

A District 1 CPO observed a Rock Falls man illegally catching and keeping bluegills for bait with the aid of a cast net at Lake Calton in Morrison Rockwood State Park. Appropriate enforcement action was taken and the bluegills were released back to the waters.

A District 1 CPO arrested a Savanna man for operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River.

A District 1 CPO was called out to assist with the recovery of a drowning victim on pool 15 of the Mississippi River utilizing the side scan sonar.

A CPO patrolled the Mississippi River Pool 18. A personal watercraft was stopped while pulling five persons on several tubes near the Keithsburg boat ramp. The operator did not have an observer and the PWC was only rated as a two person craft. He was issued a citation for Operating a watercraft while tubing without an observer. He was issued written warnings for overloading and no serviceable fire extinguisher.

Two District 6 CPOs conducted a random boat livery inspection to a licensed vendor in LaSalle County. Of the (53) commercial rubber rafts and kayaks inspected, none of the boats had registration decals displayed, rental boat decals displayed, weight capacity displayed, or 3” identification numbers displayed, and 84 of 200 wearable life jackets provided to customers had tears, holes and/or punctures and were not in serviceable condition. Two hundred and sixty-five violations of the Boat Registration Title & Safety Act of 1972 were observed and recorded. Charges are pending for LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s review.

A Rockford area CPO received a call of a personal injury Jet Ski accident that occurred on Candlewick Association Lake. The 16 year old victim received five staples to the back side of his head. The other Jet Ski operator, cousin of the victim, was uninjured. The investigation revealed both operators were operating in a reckless manner prior to the collision and were warned by Candlewick Lake Security. The victim was operating an unregistered jet ski and did not possess the required boat safety certificate and was under age to solo operate his craft. The offending Jet Ski was also operating an unregistered watercraft and was operating at an excessive speed. Both jet skis exceeded the horse-power restriction as imposed by the lake association and the property owner at the lake was assessed civil penalties for this infraction. Charges were issued to both operators for unlawful operation of an unnumbered watercraft and the offending operator was charged with careless operation of a watercraft.

A Rockford Area CPO responded to a call of a property damage boat accident at Lake Summerset in Winnebago County where an open motorboat was swamped by waves and partially sank in the lake. After the boat was removed from the water, and all statements were obtained, it was discovered that the owner/operator of the 70’s boat had overloaded his watercraft causing it to squat low in the water. The operator was charged with overloading his boat.

A CPO responded to a call of a personal injury boat accident that occurred on Apple River Canyon Lake in Jo Daviess County. A 14 year old tuber got his leg caught in the prop of the boat which was pulling him, pinning his upper thigh against the prop and the outboard motor. Only minor lacerations were sustained. The victim was admitted, treated and released from Rockford Memorial Hospital.

A Rockford Area CPO was driving through Candlewick Lake Association in Boone County to conduct a follow-up investigation on a personal injury boat accident reported earlier when he observed a man driving a pickup truck pulling a 70’s Bayliner open motorboat and trailer. What caught the CPO’s attention to this truck and trailer was the 7 year old girl sitting in the bow of the trailering boat not in a seat belt or child restraint system. The subsequent traffic stop revealed the driver of the truck, who was also the father of the 7 year old passenger, was D.U.I. The driver failed field sobriety testing and blew a .135% B.A.C. an hour after the initial stop.

CPOs were patrolling the Rock River by boat and inspected a boat which appeared to be over capacity. The 17 foot Bayliner had 5 adults, 4 kids, and 1 dog aboard. One CPO asked the operator if he knew what the capacity was for the boat and he said he thought it was 1200 pounds. The CPO asked him to read the capacity plate and he began looking around the boat saying he didn’t know where it was located. The CPO pointed to the capacity plate which was directly next to the steering console by his right knee and it showed a capacity of 4 people or 600 pounds or 1200 pounds including all persons, motor, and gear. The operator said they were just returning to the launch, so the CPOs escorted the boat to the launch and ordered them to get back to the legal capacity. The operator was issued a citation for the capacity violation.
 
CPOs were patrolling the Mississippi River near East Moline for the fireworks display from Campbell’s Island. The CPOs were clearing the 600 foot “no boat” zone just prior to the start of the fireworks and a fishing boat was observed entering the zone. The CPOs made contact with the boat and found the operator to be intoxicated. The boat operator completed Boat Field Sobriety Testing and was arrested for OUI (Operation Under the Influence). His breath sample results were .158 BAC.

CPOs were patrolling the Mississippi River in Pool 16 when they were called to assist Rock Island Fire Department for a child in the water. The child was last seen wading without a PFD in the water near the overlook pier at Sunset Park. At approximately 2 p.m. the child had not surfaced and had presumed drowned. Rescue personnel were called to the scene and began dragging for the child. With the use of side scan sonar, Rock Island County Sheriff’s deputies observed the body of the child approximately 100 yards downstream from the entry point and the body was recovered at 5 p.m.

A District 7 CPO in Henderson County arrested seven subjects for underage consumption of alcohol. One subject was cited for unlawful gift of alcohol to a minor

A District 7 CPO contacted a watercraft with an intoxicated operator on the Illinois River. The operator was arrested for OUI and taken off the water.

A CPO worked multiple boat patrols over the 4th of July weekend. On July 3rd CPOs were working Mississippi River Pool # 14 in the Moline IL area. During a fireworks display a boater crossed into a restricted area on the water too close to the fireworks. The boater was removed from the area and found to be OUI. One CPO made the OUI arrest. The subject had a .154% blood alcohol level.

CPOs and a District Sergeant worked a Presidential Security Detail. They patrolled the Mississippi River and Rock River by boat. While on the detail, one CPO and the District Sergeant apprehended two juveniles placing gang graffiti on a bridge. The juveniles were turned over to the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department.
While conducting water patrol assignments over the 4th of July weekend a Disttrict 6 CPO arrested a man for operation of a watercraft while under the influence of drugs. In addition to the OUI charge, the operator was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Another man on the boat was charged with possession of 2.5-10 grams cannabis.

A CPO arrested two subjects for fishing with no valid Fishing license

While on an IDOT detail, a CPO arrested one subject for possession of alcohol in a restricted area.

A CPO arrested two subjects for possession of Alcohol in a restricted area after investigating a complaint for vandalism in the Starved Rock Campground.
 
While on boat patrol on the Rock River in Lee County, a District 1 CPO observed a boat which appeared to be overloaded. The boat was stopped and was observed to have 11 passengers on board a boat rated for 6. In addition, there were several passengers under the age of 13 not wearing PFDs. The operator was instructed to return to his dock and the CPOs would follow him for safety. At the dock the operator was issued a citation and several warnings for his violations.

While on boat patrol on the Rock River near Prophetstown State Park, two District 1 CPOs observed a Jon boat which appeared overloaded. The boat was stopped for an inspection and was not only overloaded but was unable to provide a wearable PFD for each passenger. The operator was asked to return to shore and was issued a citation and written warnings for other safety equipment violations.

A District 1 CPO and Region 1 Captain provided security by boat on the Rock River for the Dixon fireworks.

REGION II
CPOs arrested four subjects in the campground at Illinois Beach State Park for possession of cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. The CPOs arrested a minor in the campground for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and resisting arrest. The minor’s BAC was .215%.

CPOs arrested a subject for possession of cannabis more than 2.5 grams after K-9 Charlie alerted on the vehicle. One CPO also cited the driver for driving while license is suspended, driving the wrong way in a one-way, and no insurance.

CPOs assisted in a multi-agency search for a missing person, presumed drowned, on Fox Lake. Evidently the individual was involved in a domestic and had stolen a paddle boat from a nearby resident on the lake. However, after spotting the individual in the water at approximately 10:45 p.m., the homeowner notified the police. The suspect pushed away from the paddle boat and was swimming away from police who lost visual contact with him. Several agencies were called on scene to search the area, including a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Chicago. Supposedly the suspect notified his girlfriend the following morning telling her about the incident but is still currently at large.

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 13, 2011

REGION I
A District 7 Officer responded to an apparent fatal boat accident on a private strip mine lake in Fulton County.  A Pekin, Illinois subject was last seen fishing at about noon and failed to return after dark.  Recovery efforts resumed the following day and the subject was found near his boat.  Divers from Copperas Creek Dive Team and the Mason County Dive Team were used.  The subject was not wearing a personal flotation device and none was available for him in the boat.  Investigation continues.

While on water patrol, a Region 1, District 6 CPO, was on water patrol with his Sergeant. A boater was observed allowing three children to ride on the bow of the pontoon boat, dangling their legs in the water while the operator was cruising down the river. The CPO and Sgt. stopped the boater to conduct a boat safety inspection and to address the passenger location violation. The boater was issued a citation for passenger location violation and two additional written warnings were issued.

While on boat patrol of Pool 14 on the Mississippi River, District 1 CPOs issued citations to a Clinton, IA man for operating his watercraft with one of his passengers riding on top of the bow with his legs hanging over the sides through rough waters.  The operator also had an insufficient number of wearable personal flotation devices on board.   
 
A District 1 CPO was called out from home to check on the welfare of a kayaker on the Rock River near Prophetstown who was observed passed out/sleeping on a rock bar.  The complainant boaters advised he was unresponsive next to his kayak around sunset.  Kayaker was later found paddling to the shores of Prophetstown State Park where he was checked for OUI and issued various citations.  The Lyndon man was charged with operating an unnumbered watercraft, operating a watercraft with no personal flotation device, and pollution of waterways after he advised that he had disposed of his empty cocktail containers in, and along, the Rock River.     

A CPO investigated a serious personal injury accident that occurred on Rt. 71 at Starved Rock State Park.  A motorcycle apparently was passing a vehicle in a “No Passing Zone” and collided head on with an SUV in the opposite lane.  CPO’s had Life Flight dispatched to the scene and the man was flown directly to OSF in Peoria where he underwent several surgeries and was listed in critical condition.

A CPO arrested a Chicago man on a Will County warrant for failure to appear on traffic offenses.  The CPO was checking fishermen for compliance with the Fish Code at the time of the arrest.

A CPO arrested a Sheridan man for possession of drug paraphernalia and under 2.5 grams of cannabis at Starved Rock.

A CPO patrolled the Illinois River and Knox County waters over the weekend netting several written warnings for boat equipment violations.  Several boats were also stopped for passengers riding on seatbacks while underway.  Each was issued written warnings for the violation.

A District Sergeant and CPO stopped a subject on Rock River and arrested the operator for OUI drugs and drug paraphernalia.  A passenger was charged with possession of 7 grams of cannabis. They were both taken to Winnebago County Jail.

A District Sergeant and CPO conducted TV interviews in Rockford on boat safety and took the reporter out on boat patrol.

A District Sergeant arrested a subject at Starved Rock for driving while suspended, no insurance, and drug paraphernalia.

A District Sergeant arrested a subject at the Starved Rock boat ramp for DUI.

A District 7 CPO responded to three boat accidents in the Central Illinois area.  One of the accidents was a total loss of their watercraft.  The second accident involved the vessel striking a submerged object on the Illinois River and one of the passengers had to be taken to a hospital for contusion injuries.  The third boat accident was fatal where a fisherman drowned in a Fulton County strip mine lake which involved sonar operations and a dive team to retrieve the body. 

CPOs were working a boat patrol on Mississippi River Pool # 14 in the Albany IL area.  The patrol boat had just been launched from the ramp and a CPO was starting to park the squad and trailer.  A boat coming into the ramp had a person riding on the bow.  All three subjects appeared to be sunburned and lethargic.  The CPO made contact with the subjects in the boat.  All three subjects appeared to be impaired.   Field sobriety tests were done on the boat operator.  The operator was determined to be legally intoxicated and arrested for OUI.  The operator was issued citations for improper passenger location, OUI and not having a fire extinguisher; and written warnings for no whistle and improper display of valid registration number.

A District 6 CPO patrolled the Rock River from the patrol boat which resulted in the arrest of a boat operator for OUI.

A District 1 CPO investigated a tip regarding an individual possessing feet from a bird of prey. The subject was located and admitted to finding the bird dead and cutting the feet off. When the feet were retrieved they were identified as owl feet. The feet were seized and the subject was issued a citation.

A CPO was contacted about a boat accident that occurred on 07-02-11 but was not reported until 07-05-11.   The boat struck a submerged object in the Illinois River and had about $4,000 damage.

A CPO responded to a mountain biking accident on the trails at Matthiessen State Park. The subject flipped the bike and was taken to the IVC Hospital with lacerations and abrasions to the face and head area.
A CPO patrolled Johnson Sauk Trail State Park.  The CPO was notified of a possible domestic dispute near the lake.  The CPO spoke with a friend of the suspected group and the yelling was due to a child closing the trunk lid on a sibling’s hand and smashing their finger.  This was an accident and that family returned home prior to the arrival of the CPO.   

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for being wanted on a warrant.  The arrest occurred on the Rock River within the city limits of Rockford.  The CPO had conducted a boating safety inspection and after noting a violation and obtaining the operator’s name and date of birth found out the subject was wanted.  The subject was subsequently arrested and taken to the Winnebago County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

REGION II
A CPO assisted Lake County Sheriff's Dept. on a five person personal injury accident at Rt. 173 and Kilbourne.  He was heading to the Illinois Beach State Park and noticed an overturned car at the intersection.  He checked the scene and located a total of five people who were injured.  He secured one of the passenger’s neck and back as she was turning blue and he contacted EMS.  The CPO noticed the passenger was choking and turned her onto her side as she was vomiting. EMS and Lake County arrived moments later and the scene was turned over to them.  A total of five subjects were transported to area hospitals.

A CPO arrested a subject on Deep Lake for running over geese with a boat.  Appropriate enforcement action was taken.

CPOs arrested a subject on Fox Lake for OUI and violating a no wake zone.  The subject refused to provide a breath sample but he advised the CPO that he believed he was over the legal limit.

A CPO cited a Utah resident for falsification of resident fishing license and no valid non-resident fishing license.

A CPO arrested the operator of a Kayak on Pistakee Lake for obstructing identification.  The subject incorrectly thought he was wanted on a warrant and provided a fictitious name and date of birth to avoid being arrested.  The subject was also issued citations for operating an unnumbered watercraft and the unlawful use of a boat without a current Fox Waterway User Permit.

REGION III
CPOs, while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville, stopped a Decatur man operating a watercraft Under the Influence of alcohol.  Subject had a .168 BAC.

A CPO answered a Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office complaint of a suspected drunk driver.  The CPO located the suspect at the Bo Woods USACOE boat ramp on Lake Shelbyville.  The CPO arrested the Chicago man for DUI and transported him to the Moultrie County jail where he refused chemical testing.

A CPO handled a boat crash on Lake Shelbyville.  A mother was holding a 3 year old on her lap when the operator of the boat made a hard turn to pick up their downed skier which caused the 3 year old to fall in the boat.  The 3 year old suffered contusions and lacerations to the head area and was transported by ambulance to Shelby Memorial Hospital.

A CPO handled a traffic crash report at the Eagle Creek State Park boat ramp.  A 2009 GMC truck with a boat trailer was completely submerged into Lake Shelbyville which resulted in a total loss of the vehicle.

A CPO checked the disposition of one of his aggravated DUI cases and found the defendant had been sentenced to one year in Dept. of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release.  He also received fines and costs.  This arrest occurred in Mascoutin State Recreation area with the original charges being: DUI, driving while suspended, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and no seat belt. 

A CPO arrested two Champaign County subjects for unlawful possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor.  He encountered the subjects while working out of a console Jon boat on Clinton Lake. 

While checking bank fishermen around Clinton Lake, a CPO found a Logan County subject to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The illegal contraband was found during a routine fishing license check of the subject.  The subject was arrested for the violations. 

While working the patrol boat at Clinton Lake, CPOs arrested a McLean County subject for OUI.  The subject was encountered during a routine safety inspection.  The subject was found to have a BAC of .139%. 

While working Kickapoo State Park, a CPO stopped a vehicle that was speeding through the area.  A check of the subject found the driver to have a suspended driver’s license.  The subject was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. 

Numerous boating and fishing citations were also issued over the weekend. 

REGION IV
A CPO and District Sergeant investigated a personal injury boat accident on Gillespie Lake. A 20 year old subject water skiing let go of the rope and turned into a dock.  A 15 year old subject witnessed the accident and gave CPR to the subject who was turning blue. The subject was taken by helicopter to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He had a severe cut on his forehead.

A CPO was inspecting boats at the Otter Lake Boat Ramp when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject took a breath test. His BAC was .194.

A CPO was inspecting boats on Gillespie Lake when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject took a breath test. His BAC was .209.

A CPO was assisting Holiday Shores with the fireworks display by establishing a perimeter on the lake when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject refused to take a breath test.

A CPO and District Sergeant closed down Rte 16 at the request of Gillespie Fire Department. A tank was leaking a chemical and creating a hazard to people driving by.  Macoupin County and Illinois State Police were tied up on a fatal accident on Rte 16, ten miles west of this location.

CPOs assisted the city of Alton with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River by establishing a perimeter. Few boats were on the river due to high water.

CPOs assisted at Otter Lake with a fireworks display by establishing a perimeter on the lake.  Few boats were on the lake due to an earlier storm.

CPOs assisted the Missouri Water Patrol at the Louisiana, MO with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River.  Few boats were on the river due to high water.

CPOs assisted the Missouri Water Patrol at the Hannibal, MO with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River.  Few boats were on the river due to high water.

A District Sergeant towed in a boat on Mississippi River with three people in it.

A District Sergeant towed in a boat on Mississippi River with six people in it before a storm.

A District Sergeant assisted Calhoun County with flash flood on Rte 100, north of Hardin. A sheriff's deputy and the Sergeant closed down Rte 100 due to flooding, mud, and debris on the highway.  A secondary paved road was washed out with a 2 foot wide, 3 foot deep hole. A vehicle parked in a yard was swept down the creek in the town of Hardin. There were no injuries. 

A District Sergeant assisted Grafton Police Department with a bar fight.  Two subjects were arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

REGION V
A CPO arrested a subject on Rend Lake for OUI.  The subject was transported to the Franklin County jail.

A CPO conducted a Ginseng dealer’s inspection in Hardin County. The subject had ginseng out of season and was unable to produce 2 of 3 years worth of required records. Appropriate enforcement action was taken.

A CPO investigated a two person Personal Watercraft (PWC) boat accident involving four subjects being injured. Two subjects were airlifted and one subject was transported by ambulance to hospitals in Evansville, IN and St. Louis, MO.  The CPO seized the two PWCs and issued one of the operator’s two citations.

CPOs along with an intern encountered a whole boatload of drunken subjects on Kinkaid Lake.  The boat operator claimed to be the most sober and responsible and was therefore trying to get all to shore.  Subsequent field sobriety and testing revealed the most sober subject to have a BAC of .21.

A District Sergeant and CPOs attended sonar training in Springfield.

A CPO completed two boat registration and title investigations in Williamson County.

CPOs conducted boat patrols on Lake of Egypt over the weekend.

A CPO issued two citations for possession of alcohol in a restricted area at Kinkaid Spillway.

A District Sergeant and CPOs conducted OUI patrols on Kinkaid Lake.

A CPO concluded a case in Union County where the suspects paid a $1400.00 fine and cost for unlawfully hunting deer.

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 20, 2011

REGION I
A watercraft saturation patrol was conducted on 07/17/11 on the Illinois River in the Marseilles Pool.  Two Office of Law Enforcement patrol boats (two CPOs on each boat) were utilized along with three CPOs at the area boat ramps.  A total of 15 citations, and 18 written warnings were issued.  A total of 43 watercraft inspections were performed.  Four individuals were arrested for operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol (OUI). 

A District 1 Officer worked a mountain bike patrol at this past weekend's Oregon Trail Days event at Lowden State Park.  The event focused on the 100 year anniversary of the Native American statute built by Lorado Taft.  On Sunday the officer worked a boat patrol on the Rock River during the event's Run a Muck event.  Two participants were aided due to early signs of heat exhaustion.

A District 7 Officer assisted the Illinois State Police and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office with the execution of a search warrant in Henderson County reference a possible homicide.

A CPO completed a traffic stop on a vehicle at Starved Rock State Park.  One of the passengers was in possession of a case of beer and was under 21 years of age.  Another passenger was found to be in possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.  Both were arrested and released after being issued citations.

CPOs found a male subject possessing alcohol in the Starved Rock Campgrounds, which is posted as prohibited.  The man was also found to be wanted on a Will County warrant.  He was issued a citation for possessing alcohol in the campground and was taken to jail and held in lieu of $1500 bond for the warrant. 

A CPO was part of a boating enforcement detail on the Illinois River near Seneca.  During the detail the CPO made an arrest of a male subject for operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol.  That CPO’s OUI arrest was one of four OUI arrests made by officers during the detail. 

A District Sergeant investigated another motorcycle vs. car accident at Starved Rock State Park. The driver of the westbound motorcycle crossed into the eastbound lane on Rte. 71 and hit an eastbound car head on.  No injuries were reported and the driver of the motorcycle was issued citations for improper lane usage, no insurance and improper use of registration.

A CPO and District Sergeant arrested three subjects on the Illinois River for snagging and no fishing license.

A District Sergeant arrested a Streator subject for OUI and failure to secure child in PFD (5 month old infant) at Illini State Park

A CPO responded to Rock Island from Sterling to handle a boat accident.   A 26’ Power Quest motorboat caught on fire on Mississippi River Pool # 15 near Kay Island.  The two boat occupants were able to extinguish the fire that started in the engine compartment.  The boat owner stated they were just about to abandon the boat when they got the fire under control.  The boat was engulfed in a cloud of smoke.  The damage was relatively minor because they discovered the fire and acted quickly.  No injuries occurred.

REGION II
CPOs arrested a subject on Nippersink Lake for violation of the posted no wake area and operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol.  The subject refused chemical testing.

A CPO cited two separate subjects on two different days at the McHenry Dam for possession of undersized (11 1/2 inch) largemouth bass on the Fox River.

A CPO searched for two missing hikers at Moraine Hills State Park after a severe storm with 90+mph winds came through the area.  They were found and returned home safely.  They laid down on the ground under a shelter during the storm.  Hundreds of trees were down in the area and over 800,000 people were without power. 

A CPO issued four citations and thirteen written warnings for various boating violations on Countryside Lake in Mundelein. 

REGION III
CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Decatur man for OUI with a .173 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Thomasboro man for OUI with a .091 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Hildago man for OUI with a .153 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Beardstown man who was urinating off his boat in the middle of the lake for OUI with a .140 BAC.

A CPO responded to a 911 call at Lone Point USACOE campground of a swimmer who dove into shallow water from shore and suffered a neck injury.  The victim was transported via Lifeflight from the scene.

REGION IV
CPOs were working fisherman at Lake Lou Yaeger when they observed a subject walking from the spillway carrying four fishing poles and three fish on a stringer.  They made contact with the subject and asked him for a fishing license.  Not only did he not have a valid fishing license but he was also wanted on two valid warrants out of Montgomery County.

A CPO was patrolling Frank Holten State Park when he observed a vehicle speeding over the posted speed limit.  He clocked the subject speeding 13 mph over the posted limit and initiated a stop of the vehicle.  The subject was found in possession of open alcohol, a suspended driver’s License, and no insurance. 

A CPO was patrolling Frank Holten State Park after the posted 10:00p when he observed a vehicle travelling from the south side of the golf course.  The CPO initiated a stop on the vehicle.  The driver had a suspended license and no insurance.  The passenger was in possession of open alcohol.

CPOs were patrolling Horseshoe Lake State Park when they observed a vehicle leaving the campground at a speed greater than the posted limit.  They clocked the vehicle at 22 mph over the posted limit.  They initiated a stop on the vehicle and requested a license and insurance from the driver.  The driver produced insurance but could not produce a valid license.  He was found to be revoked in Missouri and suspended in Illinois.

A CPO was working froggers in Monroe County when he observed a car parked in the roadway with its lights out.  He approached the vehicle and found five under-age juveniles in possession of alcohol.  While dealing with this vehicle and the juveniles, another vehicle pulled up and stopped.  The CPO exited his squad and approached this vehicle to see why they stopped.  The driver was identified as the uncle to one of the juveniles.  He was also under the influence of alcohol and readily admitted it.  The CPO requested assistance from Monroe County Sheriff’s office.  Two Deputies arrived on scene and assisted with the juveniles while the CPO processed the driver of the second vehicle.  The driver had a BAC of 0.156.

CPOs responded to a complaint of an illegal alligator at a residence.  They made contact with the subjects at the suspected address and gained access to the residence.  They observed an alligator in a large aquarium.  Statements were taken from both subjects and a citation was issued for the illegal possession of the alligator. 

A CPO was patrolling Horseshoe Lake State Park when he observed two subjects in a jeep travelling across the North causeway.  As they passed, he observed the driver was not wearing a seat belt.  The CPO initiated a stop on the vehicle and found the driver had a suspended license.

A CPO acquired two endangered sea turtles from an IRS auction.  The IRS had taken ownership of numerous personal items from an attorney in the Belleville area due to failure to pay taxes.  They were in possession of two mounted sea turtles which they turned over to the CPO.  He interviewed the attorney who claimed he had received the turtles from another attorney who had died in a car accident. 

A CPO was travelling westbound on Rte. 156 in Monroe County when the vehicle in front of him threw a plastic cup and lid out the passenger window.  He stopped the vehicle and found he was suspended and had no insurance.

A CPO was working froggers on Kaskaskia Island in Randolph County.  He observed a suspicious vehicle driving on the Island at approximately 12:20a.  The vehicle failed to signal when turning at an intersection.  He initiated a stop on the vehicle and found the driver in possession of open alcohol.

CPOs provided security for the duck blind draws in Pittsfield and Quincy.

A District Sergeant and the Missouri Water Patrol provided security for the Blessing of the Fleet on the Mississippi River.

A District Sergeant searched for an hour before finding a boater on the Mississippi River. The boat had broken down and the operator did not know where he was.

CPOs and a District Sergeant investigated a boat accident involving a wave runner. The operator’s right leg was almost severed at the knee.

A District Sergeant investigated a boat accident. A skier dislocated her hip when she fell while turning. 

REGION V
CPOs assisted two boaters who had fallen off a jet ski on Rend Lake.  Since it was after sunset the jet ski was towed to the boat ramp.

A CPO assisted Saline County authorities in the search of a subject who left the scene of an accident near Galatia. The subject is still at large.

A CPO assisted Saline County authorities in the response to a female subject who was threatening to kill herself.  Authorities were able to calm the female subject down.

A CPO arrested a female subject at Wayne Fitzgerell State Park for speeding and driving while license suspended.

District #16 officers conducted Sonar refresher training at Lake Murphysboro State Park.

A CPO conducted a boat title/registration investigation involving a boat bought at a yard sale in Iowa for a Lake of Egypt subject.

A CPO issued a subject a citation for unlawful possession of alcohol at the Kinkaid Lake Spillway.

A CPO assisted Williamson County authorities in the search of a subject who fled the scene of a fatal car crash near the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. The subject was apprehended around 9:30pm.

CPOs assisted Crab Orchard authorities in the investigation and recovery of a vehicle that had run off the road into the Crab Orchard Lake. One of the female subjects involved was arrested on a warrant.

A CPO assisted a couple with a disabled child at Kinkaid Lake who did not want to get out of the water. The child eventually came out of the water with no incident.

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 31, 2011

REGION I
While on patrol a CPO heard a call from the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office of a theft of scrap that was in progress.  The CPO advised he would assist the Deputy.  When the CPO arrived he found the Deputy had two male subjects in custody.  The Deputy said a freshly killed pheasant was found in the back of the truck with the scrap.  The CPO searched the truck and found a 12 gauge shotgun fully loaded and uncased in the truck.  The subjects admitted to the Deputy they had taken turns driving and shooting the shotgun out the window of the truck and they had shot the pheasant while doing this. Neither subject had a hunting license or FOID card.  The subjects were each arrested for numerous wildlife charges and felony charges of unlawful use of weapons and theft.

CPOs were on patrol on the Illinois River when they made contact with a boat operator who had been drinking.  The operator was given field sobriety tests which he failed.  The operator was arrested for OUI.  He refused to give a breath sample. 

A CPO received a phone call from a local sheriff’s department about an 82 year old man who was hard of hearing and had numerous physical ailments who was on the Illinois River after dark without lights.  A barge came within 200 yards from running over the man in his boat.  He was brought to shore and it was learned the boat only had a trolling motor and the battery was dead too.  The boat was not equipped with any navigation lights.  Written warnings were issued for the violations and the man was asked to make sure he did not return to the river without someone to come assist him for his own safety.   The next day, it was learned the man drove 15 miles away to another boat ramp and attempted to load his boat into the water.  The boat got away from him and he could not retrieve it. 

A CPO and District Sergeant spoke with two subjects in a canoe on the Fox River.   The operator had expired registration and was in possession of a mussel.  When the canoe was inspected for other mussels a pipe with suspected cannabis residue in it and a container with suspected cannabis were located.  One of the subjects was issued three citations and released. 

Several District 6 CPOs were called to the Peru area along the Illinois River to a report of a possible decomposing body found in a back water area.  The original call was the body may be of a young child.  It was found the body was a decomposing body of a dead beaver. 

A CPO was conducting traffic enforcement at Rock Cut State Park.  Upon stopping a car for speeding, the CPO noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The CPO notified the driver of his observation. The driver admitted pouring alcohol into his plastic soda cup. The CPO conducted standardized field sobriety tests (SFST), which the driver passed. The CPO charged the driver with illegal transportation of alcohol and a written warning for speeding.

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for obstructing a peace officer.  The arrest occurred during a District 6 detail on the Fox River.  The CPO, upon identifying himself, told the subject not to dig around in his bag as he started doing immediately after looking at the CPO.  The subject complied for a few seconds and then proceeded to dig in his bag again, pulling something from it and disposing of it

 over the side of his canoe.  The CPO later learned during an interview with the subject that it was cannabis he was disposing of.

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for possession of alcohol by a minor.  The arrest occurred on the Kishwaukee River in DeKalb County while the subject was canoeing with three friends.  A second citation was issued to another male subject as the canoe that was being used was unnumbered.

A District 1 CPO patrolled the Rock River during a day when the heat index was near 115 degrees.  An inspection was done with an older small pleasure craft in which there were two 16 year olds aboard and one 18 year old operator.  The “adult” was looking to buy the boat and wanted to launch it just to make sure it would run.  They were all wearing swimsuits but only brought the bottled soda each was carrying.  No additional drinking water or sunscreen.  The CPO gave them each a bottle of water and talked to them about the safety concerns of being on the water during the intense heat.  No boating violations were found, however in order to avoid possible heat related injuries the CPO suggested they return to the boat ramp and return when they were more prepared for the conditions.  They agreed and several hours later the CPO saw them return to the water with plenty of supplies for the environmental factors. 

A District 1 CPO performed a fishing compliance check on two individuals using a minnow seine. The individuals were found to be in possession of the following illegal fish: 1 smallmouth bass, 4 bluegill, 3 pumpkinseed and 28 suckers.  Citations were issued and the seine was seized. The illegal fish were returned to the river.

A District 7 CPO investigated a boat accident involving five vessels on the Illinois River at the Peoria waterfront.  No injuries were reported. 

While checking sport fishermen along the Mississippi River in Rock Island County, a District Sergeant arrested a subject for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, and wanted on FTA (Failure to Appear) warrant for DUI.

In 2010 a District Sergeant received a TIPS complaint regarding a subject who was illegally taking whitetail deer in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (Rock Island County).  A joint investigation was initiated with the Iowa DNR Police.  The case resulted in several criminal and wildlife charges being filed in Muscatine County, Iowa; Mercer County, Illinois; and Rock Island County, Illinois. 

The following are dispositions in the case:
Muscatine County:  The offender pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm (30-06 Rifle) by a convicted felon and unlawful taking of two wild turkeys (the turkeys were taken without permits and with a 30-06 Rifle).  Several Wildlife charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.  The offender was sentenced to time served in jail (1 Year) and was fined $2,519.01.  All hunting equipment and evidence seized was also awarded to the Iowa DNR Police.

Mercer County:  The offender pleaded guilty to violation of felony probation (stemming from an arrest and conviction for aggravated domestic battery).  The charge against him for unlawful
possession of an illegally taken deer was dismissed in the plea agreement.  The offender was sentenced to 40 months in Illinois Department of Corrections with no credit for time served in Muscatine County.

Upon the offender’s release from Illinois Department of Corrections he will be transported to Rock Island County where he faces two felony unlawful take and possession of whitetail deer charges.  

While on boat patrol on Apple Canyon Lake, two District 1 CPOs stopped a boat that appeared to be overloaded.  During the safety inspection it was discovered the boat was over capacity and did not have enough PFDs (personal flotation devices) for all of the passengers. The operator was instructed to return to shore and was issued a citation and written warnings for his violations.

While conducting ramp checks at the Byron boat launch, a District 1 CPO observed two young subjects walking a small Jon boat up to the dock.  As the CPO approached the boat he noticed it contained a considerable amount of water inside the boat. Further investigation revealed the operator had overloaded the small vessel and as they approached the dock it took on a large amount of water. The operator was issued a citation for overloading the boat and written warning for other violations discovered during a safety inspection.

A District 1 CPO responded along with Oregon Fire and Ogle County Deputies to a call of lost tubers on the Kyte Creek near Chana at 11:30pm. The young tubers had began their journey seven hours prior and having only a dim flashlight began to panic as a strong storm was moving in. The group was located quickly at a road crossing and was transported safely home by their parents.

A District 7 CPO cited two subjects on the Mackinaw River for not having valid registration stickers on their kayaks.

REGION II
A CPO arrested four subjects for fishing violations on the Fox River at the Carpentersville dam.  The subjects were observed using a cast net approximately 30 yards south of the dam.  They were found to have in their possession a 23 inch walleye, a 19 and 17 inch small mouth bass, 31 bluegill, and several rough fish.  All of the fish were released and 12 citations were issued.

A CPO arrested two subjects for fishing violations on the Fox River at the Algonquin dam.  The subjects were observed using a cast net approximately 5 yards from base of the dam.  They were found to be in possession of 2 small mouth bass, a blue gill, and several rough fish.  All of the fish were released and 9 citations were issued.

A CPO cited a fisherman on Channel Lake for failure to immediately release a 13 inch largemouth bass where a minimum 14 inch limit applies.

A CPO investigated a property damage only boat accident on Fox Lake.  A 34 foot Formula collided with a 30 foot pontoon.  Inattention by the Formula operator and improper crossing were the causes of the accident. 

A CPO arrested a fisherman on Channel Lake on a Lake County failure to appear warrant.  The subject was transported to jail.

A CPO arrested a subject for OUI on the Des Plaines River. The subject had a BAC of .11.

A CPO arrested a subject for DUI at Des Plaines Conservation Area after observing the vehicle driving in the oncoming lane of traffic.  The subject refused chemical testing.

A CPO participated in a boat patrol OUI detail with another CPO organized by the District Sergeant on the Illinois River between Regions 1 and 2.  The CPOs each arrested subjects for OUI.  One subject had a BAC of .13 and the other had a BAC of .19.  A total of four OUI’s were made during the detail.

CPOs arrested a PWC (personal watercraft) operator for reckless operation of a watercraft.  The female operator “jumped” the wake within a few feet of a pontoon boat, lost control and nearly caused an accident.  The operator claimed she did not know the pontoon boat occupants.  The operator showed indicators of alcohol impairment and later was determined to have a BAC of.078. 

CPOs responded to a medical emergency at Goose Lake Prairie State Park.  A woman was walking trails with her husband when she became dizzy and collapsed. The CPOs located the woman and transported her to the paramedics waiting at the site office.  She was treated on scene and released.

REGION III
CPOs, while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville, responded to a complaint of jumpers from the Findlay Railroad bridge.  They found four subjects from Iowa jumping off the bridge.  The subjects were cited for trespass to railroad property.

A CPO cited a Kansas man at the request of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Office for shooting song birds and doves with an air rifle.

CPOs handled a personal injury boat accident that occurred at Clinton Lake over the weekend.  The injured subject was from Paxton, Illinois and was injured while attempting to dismount the tube.   The subject was believed to have dislocated his hip. 

A CPO arrested a Mclean County subject at the Moraine View State Recreational Area beach. The subject was a registered child sex offender and was present at the beach with his ex wife.

CPOs arrested a Mclean County subject for OUI on Clinton Lake.  The officers received a complaint on the subject and his watercraft.  The operator had a BAC of .151 %.

A CPO assisted DeWitt Co Sheriff’s Deputies with a domestic on Rte 48, south of Weldon Access.

A CPO made a warrant arrest on a Country Club Hills subject.  The warrant was for traffic violations which included driving while license suspended. The subject was encountered fishing at Clinton Lake.

A CPO made a warrant arrest on a Clinton subject for a DeWitt County warrant. The warrant was for a prior DUI charge.  

A CPO arrested a Mclean County subject for driving while license is suspended and no insurance around Clinton Lake. 

A District Sergeant investigated a fish kill located in Livingston County.

 

REGION IV
A District Sergeant was patrolling the Grafton Boat Ramp when he observed a vehicle spin its tires in the parking lot. The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle failed to stop at a second stop sign and rolled out into the intersection. Oncoming traffic which had the right of way had to stop. The vehicle spun its tires again and took off at a high rate of speed.  The Sergeant finally caught up to the vehicle. The vehicle was swerving back and forth across the lane and almost struck a guard rail.  The Sergeant activated his lights and siren. The vehicle accelerated to 85 mph.  After a short pursuit, the vehicle got stuck attempting to drive into a field at his residence.  Three Pipes and a one-hitter box was found in the console.  The driver was arrested for DUI, fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and illegal lane usage.  The driver had a BAC of .138.

A District Sergeant and CPO stopped two wave runners at the Grafton Marina on the Illinois River. One wave runner had expired registration since 2005. The subject failed Field Sobriety Test and was arrested for operating a watercraft while under the influence. The operator had a BAC of .098.  

REGION V
A CPO arrested a female subject for DUI in Jackson County.

A CPO arrested a male subject in Union County digging up ginseng and golden seal roots during closed season. The CPO seized 373 ginseng and 30 golden seal roots along with the digging tool. 

CPOs caught four subjects shooting asian carp with a shotgun out the back of their Jon boat on the Wabash River in White County.  Appropriate enforcement action was taken. 

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 13, 2011

REGION I
A District 7 Officer responded to an apparent fatal boat accident on a private strip mine lake in Fulton County.  A Pekin, Illinois subject was last seen fishing at about noon and failed to return after dark.  Recovery efforts resumed the following day and the subject was found near his boat.  Divers from Copperas Creek Dive Team and the Mason County Dive Team were used.  The subject was not wearing a personal flotation device and none was available for him in the boat.  Investigation continues.

While on water patrol, a Region 1, District 6 CPO, was on water patrol with his Sergeant. A boater was observed allowing three children to ride on the bow of the pontoon boat, dangling their legs in the water while the operator was cruising down the river. The CPO and Sgt. stopped the boater to conduct a boat safety inspection and to address the passenger location violation. The boater was issued a citation for passenger location violation and two additional written warnings were issued.

While on boat patrol of Pool 14 on the Mississippi River, District 1 CPOs issued citations to a Clinton, IA man for operating his watercraft with one of his passengers riding on top of the bow with his legs hanging over the sides through rough waters.  The operator also had an insufficient number of wearable personal flotation devices on board.   
 
A District 1 CPO was called out from home to check on the welfare of a kayaker on the Rock River near Prophetstown who was observed passed out/sleeping on a rock bar.  The complainant boaters advised he was unresponsive next to his kayak around sunset.  Kayaker was later found paddling to the shores of Prophetstown State Park where he was checked for OUI and issued various citations.  The Lyndon man was charged with operating an unnumbered watercraft, operating a watercraft with no personal flotation device, and pollution of waterways after he advised that he had disposed of his empty cocktail containers in, and along, the Rock River.     

A CPO investigated a serious personal injury accident that occurred on Rt. 71 at Starved Rock State Park.  A motorcycle apparently was passing a vehicle in a “No Passing Zone” and collided head on with an SUV in the opposite lane.  CPO’s had Life Flight dispatched to the scene and the man was flown directly to OSF in Peoria where he underwent several surgeries and was listed in critical condition.

A CPO arrested a Chicago man on a Will County warrant for failure to appear on traffic offenses.  The CPO was checking fishermen for compliance with the Fish Code at the time of the arrest.

A CPO arrested a Sheridan man for possession of drug paraphernalia and under 2.5 grams of cannabis at Starved Rock.

A CPO patrolled the Illinois River and Knox County waters over the weekend netting several written warnings for boat equipment violations.  Several boats were also stopped for passengers riding on seatbacks while underway.  Each was issued written warnings for the violation.

A District Sergeant and CPO stopped a subject on Rock River and arrested the operator for OUI drugs and drug paraphernalia.  A passenger was charged with possession of 7 grams of cannabis. They were both taken to Winnebago County Jail.

A District Sergeant and CPO conducted TV interviews in Rockford on boat safety and took the reporter out on boat patrol.

A District Sergeant arrested a subject at Starved Rock for driving while suspended, no insurance, and drug paraphernalia.

A District Sergeant arrested a subject at the Starved Rock boat ramp for DUI.

A District 7 CPO responded to three boat accidents in the Central Illinois area.  One of the accidents was a total loss of their watercraft.  The second accident involved the vessel striking a submerged object on the Illinois River and one of the passengers had to be taken to a hospital for contusion injuries.  The third boat accident was fatal where a fisherman drowned in a Fulton County strip mine lake which involved sonar operations and a dive team to retrieve the body. 

CPOs were working a boat patrol on Mississippi River Pool # 14 in the Albany IL area.  The patrol boat had just been launched from the ramp and a CPO was starting to park the squad and trailer.  A boat coming into the ramp had a person riding on the bow.  All three subjects appeared to be sunburned and lethargic.  The CPO made contact with the subjects in the boat.  All three subjects appeared to be impaired.   Field sobriety tests were done on the boat operator.  The operator was determined to be legally intoxicated and arrested for OUI.  The operator was issued citations for improper passenger location, OUI and not having a fire extinguisher; and written warnings for no whistle and improper display of valid registration number.

A District 6 CPO patrolled the Rock River from the patrol boat which resulted in the arrest of a boat operator for OUI.

A District 1 CPO investigated a tip regarding an individual possessing feet from a bird of prey. The subject was located and admitted to finding the bird dead and cutting the feet off. When the feet were retrieved they were identified as owl feet. The feet were seized and the subject was issued a citation.

A CPO was contacted about a boat accident that occurred on 07-02-11 but was not reported until 07-05-11.   The boat struck a submerged object in the Illinois River and had about $4,000 damage.

A CPO responded to a mountain biking accident on the trails at Matthiessen State Park. The subject flipped the bike and was taken to the IVC Hospital with lacerations and abrasions to the face and head area.
A CPO patrolled Johnson Sauk Trail State Park.  The CPO was notified of a possible domestic dispute near the lake.  The CPO spoke with a friend of the suspected group and the yelling was due to a child closing the trunk lid on a sibling’s hand and smashing their finger.  This was an accident and that family returned home prior to the arrival of the CPO.   

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for being wanted on a warrant.  The arrest occurred on the Rock River within the city limits of Rockford.  The CPO had conducted a boating safety inspection and after noting a violation and obtaining the operator’s name and date of birth found out the subject was wanted.  The subject was subsequently arrested and taken to the Winnebago County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

REGION II
A CPO assisted Lake County Sheriff's Dept. on a five person personal injury accident at Rt. 173 and Kilbourne.  He was heading to the Illinois Beach State Park and noticed an overturned car at the intersection.  He checked the scene and located a total of five people who were injured.  He secured one of the passenger’s neck and back as she was turning blue and he contacted EMS.  The CPO noticed the passenger was choking and turned her onto her side as she was vomiting. EMS and Lake County arrived moments later and the scene was turned over to them.  A total of five subjects were transported to area hospitals.

A CPO arrested a subject on Deep Lake for running over geese with a boat.  Appropriate enforcement action was taken.

CPOs arrested a subject on Fox Lake for OUI and violating a no wake zone.  The subject refused to provide a breath sample but he advised the CPO that he believed he was over the legal limit.

A CPO cited a Utah resident for falsification of resident fishing license and no valid non-resident fishing license.

A CPO arrested the operator of a Kayak on Pistakee Lake for obstructing identification.  The subject incorrectly thought he was wanted on a warrant and provided a fictitious name and date of birth to avoid being arrested.  The subject was also issued citations for operating an unnumbered watercraft and the unlawful use of a boat without a current Fox Waterway User Permit.

REGION III
CPOs, while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville, stopped a Decatur man operating a watercraft Under the Influence of alcohol.  Subject had a .168 BAC.

A CPO answered a Moultrie County Sheriff’s Office complaint of a suspected drunk driver.  The CPO located the suspect at the Bo Woods USACOE boat ramp on Lake Shelbyville.  The CPO arrested the Chicago man for DUI and transported him to the Moultrie County jail where he refused chemical testing.

A CPO handled a boat crash on Lake Shelbyville.  A mother was holding a 3 year old on her lap when the operator of the boat made a hard turn to pick up their downed skier which caused the 3 year old to fall in the boat.  The 3 year old suffered contusions and lacerations to the head area and was transported by ambulance to Shelby Memorial Hospital.

A CPO handled a traffic crash report at the Eagle Creek State Park boat ramp.  A 2009 GMC truck with a boat trailer was completely submerged into Lake Shelbyville which resulted in a total loss of the vehicle.

A CPO checked the disposition of one of his aggravated DUI cases and found the defendant had been sentenced to one year in Dept. of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release.  He also received fines and costs.  This arrest occurred in Mascoutin State Recreation area with the original charges being: DUI, driving while suspended, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and no seat belt. 

A CPO arrested two Champaign County subjects for unlawful possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor.  He encountered the subjects while working out of a console Jon boat on Clinton Lake. 

While checking bank fishermen around Clinton Lake, a CPO found a Logan County subject to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The illegal contraband was found during a routine fishing license check of the subject.  The subject was arrested for the violations. 

While working the patrol boat at Clinton Lake, CPOs arrested a McLean County subject for OUI.  The subject was encountered during a routine safety inspection.  The subject was found to have a BAC of .139%. 

While working Kickapoo State Park, a CPO stopped a vehicle that was speeding through the area.  A check of the subject found the driver to have a suspended driver’s license.  The subject was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. 

Numerous boating and fishing citations were also issued over the weekend. 

REGION IV
A CPO and District Sergeant investigated a personal injury boat accident on Gillespie Lake. A 20 year old subject water skiing let go of the rope and turned into a dock.  A 15 year old subject witnessed the accident and gave CPR to the subject who was turning blue. The subject was taken by helicopter to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He had a severe cut on his forehead.

A CPO was inspecting boats at the Otter Lake Boat Ramp when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject took a breath test. His BAC was .194.

A CPO was inspecting boats on Gillespie Lake when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject took a breath test. His BAC was .209.

A CPO was assisting Holiday Shores with the fireworks display by establishing a perimeter on the lake when he encountered a boat operator thought to be under the influence of alcohol. The subject failed field sobriety test. The subject refused to take a breath test.

A CPO and District Sergeant closed down Rte 16 at the request of Gillespie Fire Department. A tank was leaking a chemical and creating a hazard to people driving by.  Macoupin County and Illinois State Police were tied up on a fatal accident on Rte 16, ten miles west of this location.

CPOs assisted the city of Alton with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River by establishing a perimeter. Few boats were on the river due to high water.

CPOs assisted at Otter Lake with a fireworks display by establishing a perimeter on the lake.  Few boats were on the lake due to an earlier storm.

CPOs assisted the Missouri Water Patrol at the Louisiana, MO with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River.  Few boats were on the river due to high water.

CPOs assisted the Missouri Water Patrol at the Hannibal, MO with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River.  Few boats were on the river due to high water.

A District Sergeant towed in a boat on Mississippi River with three people in it.

A District Sergeant towed in a boat on Mississippi River with six people in it before a storm.

A District Sergeant assisted Calhoun County with flash flood on Rte 100, north of Hardin. A sheriff's deputy and the Sergeant closed down Rte 100 due to flooding, mud, and debris on the highway.  A secondary paved road was washed out with a 2 foot wide, 3 foot deep hole. A vehicle parked in a yard was swept down the creek in the town of Hardin. There were no injuries. 

A District Sergeant assisted Grafton Police Department with a bar fight.  Two subjects were arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

REGION V
A CPO arrested a subject on Rend Lake for OUI.  The subject was transported to the Franklin County jail.

A CPO conducted a Ginseng dealer’s inspection in Hardin County. The subject had ginseng out of season and was unable to produce 2 of 3 years worth of required records. Appropriate enforcement action was taken.

A CPO investigated a two person Personal Watercraft (PWC) boat accident involving four subjects being injured. Two subjects were airlifted and one subject was transported by ambulance to hospitals in Evansville, IN and St. Louis, MO.  The CPO seized the two PWCs and issued one of the operator’s two citations.

CPOs along with an intern encountered a whole boatload of drunken subjects on Kinkaid Lake.  The boat operator claimed to be the most sober and responsible and was therefore trying to get all to shore.  Subsequent field sobriety and testing revealed the most sober subject to have a BAC of .21.

A District Sergeant and CPOs attended sonar training in Springfield.

A CPO completed two boat registration and title investigations in Williamson County.

CPOs conducted boat patrols on Lake of Egypt over the weekend.

A CPO issued two citations for possession of alcohol in a restricted area at Kinkaid Spillway.

A District Sergeant and CPOs conducted OUI patrols on Kinkaid Lake.

A CPO concluded a case in Union County where the suspects paid a $1400.00 fine and cost for unlawfully hunting deer.

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 20, 2011

REGION I
A watercraft saturation patrol was conducted on 07/17/11 on the Illinois River in the Marseilles Pool.  Two Office of Law Enforcement patrol boats (two CPOs on each boat) were utilized along with three CPOs at the area boat ramps.  A total of 15 citations, and 18 written warnings were issued.  A total of 43 watercraft inspections were performed.  Four individuals were arrested for operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol (OUI). 

A District 1 Officer worked a mountain bike patrol at this past weekend's Oregon Trail Days event at Lowden State Park.  The event focused on the 100 year anniversary of the Native American statute built by Lorado Taft.  On Sunday the officer worked a boat patrol on the Rock River during the event's Run a Muck event.  Two participants were aided due to early signs of heat exhaustion.

A District 7 Officer assisted the Illinois State Police and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office with the execution of a search warrant in Henderson County reference a possible homicide.

A CPO completed a traffic stop on a vehicle at Starved Rock State Park.  One of the passengers was in possession of a case of beer and was under 21 years of age.  Another passenger was found to be in possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.  Both were arrested and released after being issued citations.

CPOs found a male subject possessing alcohol in the Starved Rock Campgrounds, which is posted as prohibited.  The man was also found to be wanted on a Will County warrant.  He was issued a citation for possessing alcohol in the campground and was taken to jail and held in lieu of $1500 bond for the warrant. 

A CPO was part of a boating enforcement detail on the Illinois River near Seneca.  During the detail the CPO made an arrest of a male subject for operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol.  That CPO’s OUI arrest was one of four OUI arrests made by officers during the detail. 

A District Sergeant investigated another motorcycle vs. car accident at Starved Rock State Park. The driver of the westbound motorcycle crossed into the eastbound lane on Rte. 71 and hit an eastbound car head on.  No injuries were reported and the driver of the motorcycle was issued citations for improper lane usage, no insurance and improper use of registration.

A CPO and District Sergeant arrested three subjects on the Illinois River for snagging and no fishing license.

A District Sergeant arrested a Streator subject for OUI and failure to secure child in PFD (5 month old infant) at Illini State Park

A CPO responded to Rock Island from Sterling to handle a boat accident.   A 26’ Power Quest motorboat caught on fire on Mississippi River Pool # 15 near Kay Island.  The two boat occupants were able to extinguish the fire that started in the engine compartment.  The boat owner stated they were just about to abandon the boat when they got the fire under control.  The boat was engulfed in a cloud of smoke.  The damage was relatively minor because they discovered the fire and acted quickly.  No injuries occurred.

REGION II
CPOs arrested a subject on Nippersink Lake for violation of the posted no wake area and operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol.  The subject refused chemical testing.

A CPO cited two separate subjects on two different days at the McHenry Dam for possession of undersized (11 1/2 inch) largemouth bass on the Fox River.

A CPO searched for two missing hikers at Moraine Hills State Park after a severe storm with 90+mph winds came through the area.  They were found and returned home safely.  They laid down on the ground under a shelter during the storm.  Hundreds of trees were down in the area and over 800,000 people were without power. 

A CPO issued four citations and thirteen written warnings for various boating violations on Countryside Lake in Mundelein. 

REGION III
CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Decatur man for OUI with a .173 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Thomasboro man for OUI with a .091 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Hildago man for OUI with a .153 BAC.

CPOs while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville arrested a Beardstown man who was urinating off his boat in the middle of the lake for OUI with a .140 BAC.

A CPO responded to a 911 call at Lone Point USACOE campground of a swimmer who dove into shallow water from shore and suffered a neck injury.  The victim was transported via Lifeflight from the scene.

REGION IV
CPOs were working fisherman at Lake Lou Yaeger when they observed a subject walking from the spillway carrying four fishing poles and three fish on a stringer.  They made contact with the subject and asked him for a fishing license.  Not only did he not have a valid fishing license but he was also wanted on two valid warrants out of Montgomery County.

A CPO was patrolling Frank Holten State Park when he observed a vehicle speeding over the posted speed limit.  He clocked the subject speeding 13 mph over the posted limit and initiated a stop of the vehicle.  The subject was found in possession of open alcohol, a suspended driver’s License, and no insurance. 

A CPO was patrolling Frank Holten State Park after the posted 10:00p when he observed a vehicle travelling from the south side of the golf course.  The CPO initiated a stop on the vehicle.  The driver had a suspended license and no insurance.  The passenger was in possession of open alcohol.

CPOs were patrolling Horseshoe Lake State Park when they observed a vehicle leaving the campground at a speed greater than the posted limit.  They clocked the vehicle at 22 mph over the posted limit.  They initiated a stop on the vehicle and requested a license and insurance from the driver.  The driver produced insurance but could not produce a valid license.  He was found to be revoked in Missouri and suspended in Illinois.

A CPO was working froggers in Monroe County when he observed a car parked in the roadway with its lights out.  He approached the vehicle and found five under-age juveniles in possession of alcohol.  While dealing with this vehicle and the juveniles, another vehicle pulled up and stopped.  The CPO exited his squad and approached this vehicle to see why they stopped.  The driver was identified as the uncle to one of the juveniles.  He was also under the influence of alcohol and readily admitted it.  The CPO requested assistance from Monroe County Sheriff’s office.  Two Deputies arrived on scene and assisted with the juveniles while the CPO processed the driver of the second vehicle.  The driver had a BAC of 0.156.

CPOs responded to a complaint of an illegal alligator at a residence.  They made contact with the subjects at the suspected address and gained access to the residence.  They observed an alligator in a large aquarium.  Statements were taken from both subjects and a citation was issued for the illegal possession of the alligator. 

A CPO was patrolling Horseshoe Lake State Park when he observed two subjects in a jeep travelling across the North causeway.  As they passed, he observed the driver was not wearing a seat belt.  The CPO initiated a stop on the vehicle and found the driver had a suspended license.

A CPO acquired two endangered sea turtles from an IRS auction.  The IRS had taken ownership of numerous personal items from an attorney in the Belleville area due to failure to pay taxes.  They were in possession of two mounted sea turtles which they turned over to the CPO.  He interviewed the attorney who claimed he had received the turtles from another attorney who had died in a car accident. 

A CPO was travelling westbound on Rte. 156 in Monroe County when the vehicle in front of him threw a plastic cup and lid out the passenger window.  He stopped the vehicle and found he was suspended and had no insurance.

A CPO was working froggers on Kaskaskia Island in Randolph County.  He observed a suspicious vehicle driving on the Island at approximately 12:20a.  The vehicle failed to signal when turning at an intersection.  He initiated a stop on the vehicle and found the driver in possession of open alcohol.

CPOs provided security for the duck blind draws in Pittsfield and Quincy.

A District Sergeant and the Missouri Water Patrol provided security for the Blessing of the Fleet on the Mississippi River.

A District Sergeant searched for an hour before finding a boater on the Mississippi River. The boat had broken down and the operator did not know where he was.

CPOs and a District Sergeant investigated a boat accident involving a wave runner. The operator’s right leg was almost severed at the knee.

A District Sergeant investigated a boat accident. A skier dislocated her hip when she fell while turning. 

REGION V
CPOs assisted two boaters who had fallen off a jet ski on Rend Lake.  Since it was after sunset the jet ski was towed to the boat ramp.

A CPO assisted Saline County authorities in the search of a subject who left the scene of an accident near Galatia. The subject is still at large.

A CPO assisted Saline County authorities in the response to a female subject who was threatening to kill herself.  Authorities were able to calm the female subject down.

A CPO arrested a female subject at Wayne Fitzgerell State Park for speeding and driving while license suspended.

District #16 officers conducted Sonar refresher training at Lake Murphysboro State Park.

A CPO conducted a boat title/registration investigation involving a boat bought at a yard sale in Iowa for a Lake of Egypt subject.

A CPO issued a subject a citation for unlawful possession of alcohol at the Kinkaid Lake Spillway.

A CPO assisted Williamson County authorities in the search of a subject who fled the scene of a fatal car crash near the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. The subject was apprehended around 9:30pm.

CPOs assisted Crab Orchard authorities in the investigation and recovery of a vehicle that had run off the road into the Crab Orchard Lake. One of the female subjects involved was arrested on a warrant.

A CPO assisted a couple with a disabled child at Kinkaid Lake who did not want to get out of the water. The child eventually came out of the water with no incident.

Office of Law Enforcement
WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT
July 31, 2011

REGION I
While on patrol a CPO heard a call from the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office of a theft of scrap that was in progress.  The CPO advised he would assist the Deputy.  When the CPO arrived he found the Deputy had two male subjects in custody.  The Deputy said a freshly killed pheasant was found in the back of the truck with the scrap.  The CPO searched the truck and found a 12 gauge shotgun fully loaded and uncased in the truck.  The subjects admitted to the Deputy they had taken turns driving and shooting the shotgun out the window of the truck and they had shot the pheasant while doing this. Neither subject had a hunting license or FOID card.  The subjects were each arrested for numerous wildlife charges and felony charges of unlawful use of weapons and theft.

CPOs were on patrol on the Illinois River when they made contact with a boat operator who had been drinking.  The operator was given field sobriety tests which he failed.  The operator was arrested for OUI.  He refused to give a breath sample. 

A CPO received a phone call from a local sheriff’s department about an 82 year old man who was hard of hearing and had numerous physical ailments who was on the Illinois River after dark without lights.  A barge came within 200 yards from running over the man in his boat.  He was brought to shore and it was learned the boat only had a trolling motor and the battery was dead too.  The boat was not equipped with any navigation lights.  Written warnings were issued for the violations and the man was asked to make sure he did not return to the river without someone to come assist him for his own safety.   The next day, it was learned the man drove 15 miles away to another boat ramp and attempted to load his boat into the water.  The boat got away from him and he could not retrieve it. 

A CPO and District Sergeant spoke with two subjects in a canoe on the Fox River.   The operator had expired registration and was in possession of a mussel.  When the canoe was inspected for other mussels a pipe with suspected cannabis residue in it and a container with suspected cannabis were located.  One of the subjects was issued three citations and released. 

Several District 6 CPOs were called to the Peru area along the Illinois River to a report of a possible decomposing body found in a back water area.  The original call was the body may be of a young child.  It was found the body was a decomposing body of a dead beaver. 

A CPO was conducting traffic enforcement at Rock Cut State Park.  Upon stopping a car for speeding, the CPO noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The CPO notified the driver of his observation. The driver admitted pouring alcohol into his plastic soda cup. The CPO conducted standardized field sobriety tests (SFST), which the driver passed. The CPO charged the driver with illegal transportation of alcohol and a written warning for speeding.

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for obstructing a peace officer.  The arrest occurred during a District 6 detail on the Fox River.  The CPO, upon identifying himself, told the subject not to dig around in his bag as he started doing immediately after looking at the CPO.  The subject complied for a few seconds and then proceeded to dig in his bag again, pulling something from it and disposing of it

 over the side of his canoe.  The CPO later learned during an interview with the subject that it was cannabis he was disposing of.

A CPO made an arrest of a male subject for possession of alcohol by a minor.  The arrest occurred on the Kishwaukee River in DeKalb County while the subject was canoeing with three friends.  A second citation was issued to another male subject as the canoe that was being used was unnumbered.

A District 1 CPO patrolled the Rock River during a day when the heat index was near 115 degrees.  An inspection was done with an older small pleasure craft in which there were two 16 year olds aboard and one 18 year old operator.  The “adult” was looking to buy the boat and wanted to launch it just to make sure it would run.  They were all wearing swimsuits but only brought the bottled soda each was carrying.  No additional drinking water or sunscreen.  The CPO gave them each a bottle of water and talked to them about the safety concerns of being on the water during the intense heat.  No boating violations were found, however in order to avoid possible heat related injuries the CPO suggested they return to the boat ramp and return when they were more prepared for the conditions.  They agreed and several hours later the CPO saw them return to the water with plenty of supplies for the environmental factors. 

A District 1 CPO performed a fishing compliance check on two individuals using a minnow seine. The individuals were found to be in possession of the following illegal fish: 1 smallmouth bass, 4 bluegill, 3 pumpkinseed and 28 suckers.  Citations were issued and the seine was seized. The illegal fish were returned to the river.

A District 7 CPO investigated a boat accident involving five vessels on the Illinois River at the Peoria waterfront.  No injuries were reported. 

While checking sport fishermen along the Mississippi River in Rock Island County, a District Sergeant arrested a subject for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, and wanted on FTA (Failure to Appear) warrant for DUI.

In 2010 a District Sergeant received a TIPS complaint regarding a subject who was illegally taking whitetail deer in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (Rock Island County).  A joint investigation was initiated with the Iowa DNR Police.  The case resulted in several criminal and wildlife charges being filed in Muscatine County, Iowa; Mercer County, Illinois; and Rock Island County, Illinois. 

The following are dispositions in the case:
Muscatine County:  The offender pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm (30-06 Rifle) by a convicted felon and unlawful taking of two wild turkeys (the turkeys were taken without permits and with a 30-06 Rifle).  Several Wildlife charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.  The offender was sentenced to time served in jail (1 Year) and was fined $2,519.01.  All hunting equipment and evidence seized was also awarded to the Iowa DNR Police.

Mercer County:  The offender pleaded guilty to violation of felony probation (stemming from an arrest and conviction for aggravated domestic battery).  The charge against him for unlawful
possession of an illegally taken deer was dismissed in the plea agreement.  The offender was sentenced to 40 months in Illinois Department of Corrections with no credit for time served in Muscatine County.

Upon the offender’s release from Illinois Department of Corrections he will be transported to Rock Island County where he faces two felony unlawful take and possession of whitetail deer charges.  

While on boat patrol on Apple Canyon Lake, two District 1 CPOs stopped a boat that appeared to be overloaded.  During the safety inspection it was discovered the boat was over capacity and did not have enough PFDs (personal flotation devices) for all of the passengers. The operator was instructed to return to shore and was issued a citation and written warnings for his violations.

While conducting ramp checks at the Byron boat launch, a District 1 CPO observed two young subjects walking a small Jon boat up to the dock.  As the CPO approached the boat he noticed it contained a considerable amount of water inside the boat. Further investigation revealed the operator had overloaded the small vessel and as they approached the dock it took on a large amount of water. The operator was issued a citation for overloading the boat and written warning for other violations discovered during a safety inspection.

A District 1 CPO responded along with Oregon Fire and Ogle County Deputies to a call of lost tubers on the Kyte Creek near Chana at 11:30pm. The young tubers had began their journey seven hours prior and having only a dim flashlight began to panic as a strong storm was moving in. The group was located quickly at a road crossing and was transported safely home by their parents.

A District 7 CPO cited two subjects on the Mackinaw River for not having valid registration stickers on their kayaks.

REGION II
A CPO arrested four subjects for fishing violations on the Fox River at the Carpentersville dam.  The subjects were observed using a cast net approximately 30 yards south of the dam.  They were found to have in their possession a 23 inch walleye, a 19 and 17 inch small mouth bass, 31 bluegill, and several rough fish.  All of the fish were released and 12 citations were issued.

A CPO arrested two subjects for fishing violations on the Fox River at the Algonquin dam.  The subjects were observed using a cast net approximately 5 yards from base of the dam.  They were found to be in possession of 2 small mouth bass, a blue gill, and several rough fish.  All of the fish were released and 9 citations were issued.

A CPO cited a fisherman on Channel Lake for failure to immediately release a 13 inch largemouth bass where a minimum 14 inch limit applies.

A CPO investigated a property damage only boat accident on Fox Lake.  A 34 foot Formula collided with a 30 foot pontoon.  Inattention by the Formula operator and improper crossing were the causes of the accident. 

A CPO arrested a fisherman on Channel Lake on a Lake County failure to appear warrant.  The subject was transported to jail.

A CPO arrested a subject for OUI on the Des Plaines River. The subject had a BAC of .11.

A CPO arrested a subject for DUI at Des Plaines Conservation Area after observing the vehicle driving in the oncoming lane of traffic.  The subject refused chemical testing.

A CPO participated in a boat patrol OUI detail with another CPO organized by the District Sergeant on the Illinois River between Regions 1 and 2.  The CPOs each arrested subjects for OUI.  One subject had a BAC of .13 and the other had a BAC of .19.  A total of four OUI’s were made during the detail.

CPOs arrested a PWC (personal watercraft) operator for reckless operation of a watercraft.  The female operator “jumped” the wake within a few feet of a pontoon boat, lost control and nearly caused an accident.  The operator claimed she did not know the pontoon boat occupants.  The operator showed indicators of alcohol impairment and later was determined to have a BAC of.078. 

CPOs responded to a medical emergency at Goose Lake Prairie State Park.  A woman was walking trails with her husband when she became dizzy and collapsed. The CPOs located the woman and transported her to the paramedics waiting at the site office.  She was treated on scene and released.

REGION III
CPOs, while on boat patrol on Lake Shelbyville, responded to a complaint of jumpers from the Findlay Railroad bridge.  They found four subjects from Iowa jumping off the bridge.  The subjects were cited for trespass to railroad property.

A CPO cited a Kansas man at the request of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Office for shooting song birds and doves with an air rifle.

CPOs handled a personal injury boat accident that occurred at Clinton Lake over the weekend.  The injured subject was from Paxton, Illinois and was injured while attempting to dismount the tube.   The subject was believed to have dislocated his hip. 

A CPO arrested a Mclean County subject at the Moraine View State Recreational Area beach. The subject was a registered child sex offender and was present at the beach with his ex wife.

CPOs arrested a Mclean County subject for OUI on Clinton Lake.  The officers received a complaint on the subject and his watercraft.  The operator had a BAC of .151 %.

A CPO assisted DeWitt Co Sheriff’s Deputies with a domestic on Rte 48, south of Weldon Access.

A CPO made a warrant arrest on a Country Club Hills subject.  The warrant was for traffic violations which included driving while license suspended. The subject was encountered fishing at Clinton Lake.

A CPO made a warrant arrest on a Clinton subject for a DeWitt County warrant. The warrant was for a prior DUI charge.  

A CPO arrested a Mclean County subject for driving while license is suspended and no insurance around Clinton Lake. 

A District Sergeant investigated a fish kill located in Livingston County.

 

REGION IV
A District Sergeant was patrolling the Grafton Boat Ramp when he observed a vehicle spin its tires in the parking lot. The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle failed to stop at a second stop sign and rolled out into the intersection. Oncoming traffic which had the right of way had to stop. The vehicle spun its tires again and took off at a high rate of speed.  The Sergeant finally caught up to the vehicle. The vehicle was swerving back and forth across the lane and almost struck a guard rail.  The Sergeant activated his lights and siren. The vehicle accelerated to 85 mph.  After a short pursuit, the vehicle got stuck attempting to drive into a field at his residence.  Three Pipes and a one-hitter box was found in the console.  The driver was arrested for DUI, fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and illegal lane usage.  The driver had a BAC of .138.

A District Sergeant and CPO stopped two wave runners at the Grafton Marina on the Illinois River. One wave runner had expired registration since 2005. The subject failed Field Sobriety Test and was arrested for operating a watercraft while under the influence. The operator had a BAC of .098.  

REGION V
A CPO arrested a female subject for DUI in Jackson County.

A CPO arrested a male subject in Union County digging up ginseng and golden seal roots during closed season. The CPO seized 373 ginseng and 30 golden seal roots along with the digging tool. 

CPOs caught four subjects shooting asian carp with a shotgun out the back of their Jon boat on the Wabash River in White County.  Appropriate enforcement action was taken.