Man Charged with Breaking into Home, Barricading Himself Inside

BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Police Department has charged a man with breaking into a home and barricading himself inside for several hours.

At approximately 8:09 p.m. on Monday, March 27, a woman called Boulder Police to report a known man outside of her home in the 4600 block of 16th Street. The man was not allowed to be there per a protection order in place. The woman, who was not inside at the time, saw the man break into the home via surveillance video. Patrol officers quickly arrived on scene and saw the man inside the home with what they believed to be a firearm. The man began covering windows and refused to come outside.

Initial efforts to safely take the man into custody did not work and the Boulder Police SWAT Team was activated at 11 p.m. At 11:07 p.m., Dispatch sent out a shelter in place alert to the area surrounding the home.

During the incident the man caused extensive damage to the inside of the home as well as police equipment. He finally surrendered to police at 8:10 a.m. today after officers deployed less lethal munitions along with a Boulder County Sheriff’s Office K9. He was taken into custody without injury to anyone.

The man has been identified as Milton Rodriguez, 47, and he was taken to jail on the below charges:

  • Felony 1st degree burglary,
  • Felony stalking,
  • Felony criminal mischief,
  • Misdemeanor violation of a protection order,
  • Misdemeanor resisting arrest,
  • Misdemeanor obstruction of justice and,
  • Misdemeanor domestic violence

As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.