GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Sunday night the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a house on Deer Park Circle, off of Broadway, for a snowcat that was stolen in Eagle County. The snowcat was recovered, but the suspect inside escaped.
The sheriff’s office said in a press release they got information about the possible location of the stolen snowcat from Eagle County, and when they tried to contact Jason Cuervo at the residence he didn’t cooperate and barricaded himself inside the house.
A community notification was sent to people in the area to shelter in place as a precaution.
The sheriff’s office and Grand Junction Police Department SWAT teams executed the search warrant, finding the stolen snowcat and weapons, ammo, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cuervo was not located, according to the press release.
Cuervo has several outstanding warrants for his arrest, including felony warrants. He is described as a 27-year-old white male, 180 pounds and 6’1” tall, according to MCSO.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post on Sunday that the snowcat, painted like General Lee, was stolen from a parking lot in Minturn, near Vail, that morning.