Craig's most-wanted list a name shorter


The unlucky 13 has been trimmed to a dirty dozen.

According to the Craig Police Department, one of 13 offenders listed on its "most wanted criminals" list has been apprehended since the new Web site thread was added at the end of August.

Justin Rollie Brumfield, 30, was arrested in November after leading deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff's Department on a chase. Sheriff's deputies allegedly found Brumfield in possession of a bag of methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the police department.

He was wanted on two outstanding warrants in Moffat County for felony possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, contempt of court, violation of a court order and possession of marijuana.

Craig police chief Walt Vanatta said the online most-wanted list is doing the job envisioned -- informing the public.

"I think it is," Vanatta said. "I've heard several comments from around town, someone saying, 'I didn't know so and so was on the list.'"

The police chief said the police department is confined to operating within the local jurisdiction when pursuing suspects. Police believe the remaining 12 most-wanted fugitives are hiding out of the area.

"We're always pursuing suspects," Vanatta said. "It's just a matter of whether we can find them. A lot of them may not be here anymore."

The list of fugitives is made up of 10 men and two women. They range in age from 30 to 52 years old.

Five fugitives have histories of violent offenses. Offenses for the others vary from narcotics violations to traffic violations.

Anyone with information on the location of offenders is encouraged to call Craig dispatch at 824-8111, Crime Stoppers at 824-3535, or e-mail the department at People sending or calling in tips may remain anonymous, police said.

Should residents come across an offender on the list, police warn residents to not attempt to detain them. Residents should always assume the criminal is dangerous, police said.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or

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