Officers arrest felony domestic battery suspect

September 28, 2020

Arrested: Craig Quilici, 29, Boise

Charges: Domestic Battery (F), Attempted Strangulation (F)

Around 8:00 a.m. today Boise Police were called to a domestic dispute that was reported to have happened the night before.  Officers on scene at 32nd and Gooding were advised that the suspect was the only person in the home. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, identified as Craig Quilici, and the suspect refused to exit the home or speak with officers.  The suspect was in a residence that was part of a fourplex and officers evacuated the three other attached residences.  Based on the information available, a Crisis Negotiation Team and a Special Operation Unit were also called to the scene around 9:00 a.m.  After several hours of speaking with the suspect, he surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.  Upon further investigation, officers found evidence that before the suspect surrendered, he crawled through the attic to enter each of the attached residences before returning to his own unit.  Quilici was booked into the Ada County Jail on charges of felony domestic battery and attempted strangulation.

About the Crisis Negotiation Team:

The mission of the Boise Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team is to provide the field commander with negotiators who have been specifically trained and equipped to diffuse critical incidents involving suspects who are suicidal, barricaded, hostage-taking or engaged in terrorist activities.

About the Special Operations Unit:

The mission of the Special Operations Unit is to provide the Department with a group of officers specially trained in advanced tactics and the ability to safely increase success during high-risk police operations. It is always the goal of the S.O.U. to peacefully resolve all deployment situations. It is this unit's fundamental belief that by providing a highly trained cadre of tactical officers to resolve incidents in our community, we can best protect and serve our citizens.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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