Friday, January 22, 2021


WANTED IN COURT (09/09/2020)

Mario Robert Rafanan

A $250,000 bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mario Robert Rafanan, 48, of Sacramento, after he twice failed to appear in Colusa County Superior Court. 

Colusa Police officers arrested Rafanan and Thomas Jay Croft, 36, also on Sacramento, on July 28, during a routine traffic stop. Both men are previously convicted felons and were on searchable probation. Rafanan and Croft were found to be in possession of two loaded firearms, one of which came back stolen from Oregon, ammunition, and narcotics, according to the Colusa Police Department. Rafanan, who was released on bond, failed to appear in court on Aug. 5 and again on Sept. 2 to enter a plea. A new court date has not been set, pending his arrest. 

Croft, also out of jail on bond, has pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 16 for the setting of a preliminary hearing. 

Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker is the Editor and Reporter for the Pioneer Review. She started her position with the Pioneer Review in January 2017 as the Advertising Manager. Susan specializes in local crime, government reporting. She also loves covering the various topics and events in our county. You can send her a message at

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