Three arrested in Cass County for stolen property charges

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests related to stolen property and drug possession.

According to a release, deputies pulled over a vehicle in Backus Saturday to investigate traffic violations, and after a search of the vehicle, located several stolen items including a gun from a nearby recent theft.

A search warrant was issued for a home in Backus, where additional stolen items, ammunition and drug paraphernalia were located.

Two were arrested after the search warrant, 50-year-old Joseph Frausto for drug possession and felon in possession of a firearm, and 21-year-old Jessica Ammerman for drug paraphernalia.

On Monday, another traffic stop in Pine River led to the arrest of 30-year-old Jerry Frausto, who was booked on charges of receiving stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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