Fugitives in Craig found hiding in kitchen cabinets

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Despite their best efforts to elude police, three individuals were arrested Wednesday night by Craig Police officers acting as part of the All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET.

Officers conducted a search warrant Wednesday night at 925 West First St., unit 529. A parole escapee, William Ellifritz, 24, had been seen going into the residence. Officers had to force entry into the home and initially couldn’t find Ellifritz.

They were searching the kitchen when one officer noticed what looked like hair in one of the kitchen cabinets. They removed a panel and discovered Ellifrtiz and a female, Elizabeth Zimmerman, 33, hiding in a small space between the cabinets and the dishwasher.

Zimmerman was arrested for first-degree introducing contraband and on warrants for failure to comply with terms and conditions of probation and failure to appear related to dangerous drugs.

A third individual at the residence., Nicholas Johnson, 20, was arrested on a warrant for failure to comply and contempt of court related to dangerous drugs.

ACET is a partnership between Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Steamboat Springs Police Department and Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

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