11/1/2016

Protesters established a small camp on the south shore of the north branch of Cantapeta Creek in a location that is east of the Backwater Bridge.   This location is called “Turtle Island”.  The area of Corps of Engineer property on the north shore across from this camp where law enforcement is stationed is called “Lone Tree Hill”.Small numbers of protesters were crossing over to the north shore of the creek using small watercraft or by swimming/wading.  Law enforcement monitored the activity and directed the protesters to remain on the south shore.  No significant confrontation between law enforcement and the protesters occurred.  This occurred primarily between 10:00 am and noon.  At approximately 3:30 pm, law enforcement observed subjects butchering a large animal believed to be a cow in the area east of the protest camps.