2/9/2021 8:36:00 AM Traffic stop investigation results in arrests, stolen property recovered
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on February 6th 2021, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the City of Backus, MN to investigate traffic violations. A search of the vehicle was conducted and several items of stolen property, including a firearm, from a recent nearby theft were located.
To further the investigation; a search warrant was drafted and issued for a residence in the City of Backus. While searching for additional stolen items, drug paraphernalia and ammunition was located. Arrested at the residence was Joseph Frausto, age 50 of Backus, MN. Frausto was transported to the Cass County Detention Center and charged with Drug Possession and Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Jessica Ammerman, age 21 of Backus, MN, was also arrested and transported to the Cass County Detention Center for drug paraphernalia charges.
On February 8th 2021, a traffic stop was conducted in Pine River Township. Jerry Frausto, age 30 of Backus, MN, was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Frausto was transported to the Cass County Detention Center and formal charges are pending.