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"General Lee" Sno-Cat Recovered With Help From Social Media Sleuths

With Help From Eagle And Mesa County Sheriff's Office

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A stolen Sno-Cat designed to look like General Lee, the iconic car of the Dukes of Hazard, was found in Grand Junction just a day after it was reported stolen from Minturn Colorado.

"The MCSO got information from the Eagle County Sheriff's Office as to where the Sno-Cat may have been located", says Megan Terlecky the Public Information Officer for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

And through the power of social media, Grand Junction Police Department SWAT Team, MCSO and ECSO were able to track "General Lee" down.

"We also found other property as well including weapons and drug paraphernalia", says Terlecky.

"If you're unfamiliar with where Minturn is exactly, it's about a 7 mile drive out from Vail. By calculating the distance between Grand Junction and Minturn, this Sno-Cat has traveled more than 145 miles to get here", reports KREX5 News Reporter Tyler Young by the recovered Sno-Cat.

"Right now we are still looking for 27-year-old Jason Cuervo, he is wanted by several existing arrest warrants as well as wanted in relation to this investigation", says Terlecky.

Cuervo is described to be a white male weighing 180 pounds with a height of 6 foot 1 inches tall, if spotted, please call 911.

The Sheriff's Office also tells us that part of the reason the recovery was made so quickly is thanks to the community responding over social media.

"We appreciate all of the tips that came in with this case. Any time that we put out information seeking help from the public, whether its MCSO or another law enforcement agency. We really appreciate the public's help in contributing what they see and what they know. It really does help make a difference, and I think in this case it did make a difference", says Terlecky.


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