Suspect in Minturn ‘General Lee’ Sno-Cat Theft Arrested in Boulder
The man who allegedly stole a snow-cat parked at a Minturn restaurant and towed it to Grand Junction has been arrested in Boulder.
Jason Donald Cuervo, 27, was arrested by authorities at a Toyota dealership in Boulder. Cuervo is believed to be the person who hitched the trailered Sno-Cat to his Toyota pickup, drove it to Grand Junction, and hid in the garage of a home.
Mesa County law enforcement responded to the home after being contacted by at least one witness who knew where the Sno-Cat was hidden. Police believed Cuervo was barricaded inside the residence, but he managed to escape capture.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Cuervo would be at the Toyota dealership to have his truck repaired.
Cuervo is currently in the Boulder County Jail facing charges of Distributing a Controlled Substance, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Drug Possession, Driving a Vehicle with a Suspended License, Unlawful Extraction, First-degree Auto Theft, Weapon Possession and Vehicular Eluding.
Cuervo is expected to be in Boulder County Court in May. He is also facing charges in Eagle County, including the theft of the 'General Lee.'