Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 18, 2008

09-18-08 Felony DV Arrest follows Stand Off

09-18-08 Felony DV Arrest follows Stand Off

    Boise, Sept. 18, 2008 - Boise Police arrested a man on felony domestic battery charges today, after he attempted to hide from police in the basement of a relatives home. Officers finally arrested the suspect peacefully after trying to contact him for more than four hours.

    Arrested: Rudolph Rilang, 25, Boise

    Charge: Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child (F)

    What Happened: Boise Police were called to a home near 21st & State about 10:43 this morning. When officers arrived, the suspect had fled, and a woman told police the suspect held a knife and threatened to kill her in the presence of their young child.

    "Because there's often a risk that domestic violence suspects will return and commit more, possibly violent crimes, it's our practice to stay on the case, and as best they can, and continue to track these suspects," said Lt. Ron Winegar of the Boise Police Dept. Patrol Division. "That's what happened today. The suspect was found. And although he refused to cooperate with us, we was finally arrested peacefully."

    Responding Officers tracked the suspect to a relatives home on the 1700 blk. of Canal, just east of Vista. Officers went to the home at 1:45 p.m. and found three people in the home along with the suspect. All three cooperated and left the home at the officers request. Officers had confirmation the suspect was inside the home. Officers had set up around the home to prevent the suspects escape, and tried to contact him.

    After several hours of no communication from the suspect despite numerous attempts, officers dropped tear gas into the basement, where the suspect was believed to be hiding. Moments later, officers heard coughing. A very short time after that, at approx 6:01 a.m. the suspect walked out of the home and surrendered to officers.