April 24, 2017

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

MANHATTAN, KAN. -

April 22, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. –
 
Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of Osage on April 21, 2017 at approximately 8:55 PM for a report of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. When responding officers arrived they found that Paul Walsh, 61, of Manhattan was deceased. Walsh’s next of kin has been notified.  

Police do not suspect foul play based on information and evidence collected at the scene. Furthermore, officials confirmed that the public is not in danger as a result of this death.

April 20, 2017

Released by Ofc. Robinson

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

A suspect has been identified in the hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning hours of April 14, 2017. A male identified himself as the driver of the vehicle that struck Amber Wilhelm. At this point, no arrests have been made as the investigation continues. Per department policy, the name of the individual will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation and enforcement action in the form of a citation or arrest is made.

April 14, 2017

Released by Ofc. Robinson

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

April 6, 2017

Released by Lt. Steve Boyda

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday April 8, 2017 the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol.  Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.  Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.

April 6, 2017

Released by Lt. Steve Boyda

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its first of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of March 31, 2017 into the early morning hours of April 1, 2017.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped fifty-three (53) motorists.  Of these, ten (10) were evaluated for DUI resulting in three (3) drivers being arrested for DUI. 

April 5, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

On April 5, 2017 at approximately 11:35 AM, Riley County Police received a social media message directed at our accounts that included a picture of someone pulling a gun from a backpack and a second picture with the caption “Don’t come to school tomorrow”. As the pictures were tweeted specifically to our accounts and contained the same wording as the original threat, it was determined this was an intentional threat intended to scare students and faculty at Manhattan High West campus.

April 5, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

On April 4, 2017 at approximately 7:55 PM, officers with the Riley County Police Department were made aware of a threat posted to social media site Snapchat. A 17 year old male student at Manhattan High School saw a story posted to a 15 year old male’s Snapchat account that caused him alarm. The picture in question had what appeared to be two handguns with a caption of “wild” with 3 skull emojis, and additional text stating “Don’t go to school tomorrow”.