September 16, 2019

On September 15, 2019 at approximately 3:06 AM, RCPD received a report of a large fight in progress in the parking lot of a house party located in the 1300 block of Fremont St., Manhattan, KS. Shortly thereafter RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired with people running from the area. The house where the fight occurred was hit by bullets.  At the time of this writing there have been no reports of injury. An Aggravated Assault report was filed listing several males as victims ranging in ages from 31 to 21 years of age.

September 13, 2019

On September 12, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM, RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Westwood and Oak St, Manhattan, KS. Upon arrival officers discovered several spent shell casings in a parking lot off of Oak St which is south of the Manhattan High School West Campus.  Information on scene indicates that two vehicles met in the parking lot.  The occupants of the vehicles interacted for a while before shots were fired.  Both vehicles then fled the area. A house in the 200 Block of Ridge was struck by a bullet.

September 12, 2019

There will be no Police Activity Report posted Friday, September 13th through Wednesday, September 18th. The report will resume on Wednesday, September 18th at 9:45 a.m. 

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center has upgraded its infrastructure to Next Generation 911, an internet-based system.

The transition to NG911 is the beginning step toward enhanced capabilities such as more accurate caller location and a faster, more resilient emergency system. Next Generation 911 allows for text-to-911 services in addition to the potential for sending and receiving other digital information and data in the future.

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, September 6th into Saturday, September 7th in Manhattan. The checkpoint was designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roadway.

Three hundred and thirty three vehicles were stopped in the checkpoint. Twenty-one people were evaluated for DUI, resulting in five arrests.

Funding for the DUI checkpoint is being provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Project

August 29, 2019

 

On Saturday, August 31st the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI and impaired driving 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 related impairment will be evaluated.  Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.               

August 28, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Riley County Police Department arrested two juveniles on felony criminal threat offenses stemming from posts on social media.

A 15-year-old male was arrested on 3 counts of aggravated criminal threat, criminal use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicle burglary. A 15-year-old female was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal threat and criminal use of a firearm.

August 28, 2019

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas
 

More than 50 people have been indicted on federal charges as a result of a three-year investigation to identify traffickers behind a rising tide of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs on the streets of Manhattan, Kan., U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 22, 2019

    MEDIA RELEASE 

Criminal Threat ◊

 August 22, 2019

Released by Captain Josh Kyle

 MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, RCPD was alerted by a citizen that a video had been posted to Snapchat which depicted a 15-year-old male and 15-year-old female holding what appeared to be a gun and making threatening statements.