June 11, 2020

We need your help after a woman reported she was raped in Northeast Manhattan early Saturday morning. We are asking for anyone who has information on social gatherings and guests Friday night through Saturday morning in the area of 6th and Kearney to please contact Detective Jessie Ehrlich.

May 6, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center was notified of a theft from Walmart in the 100 block of Bluemont Avenue in Manhattan.

May 2, 2020

Monday, May 4th UPDATE:

The kayaker has been identified as Jose Francisco Ramos, 21, of Fort Riley. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.



Emergency crews have recovered a body from the water. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Several emergency crews are searching near the Tuttle Creek ORV Park for a missing 21-year-old man last seen kayaking with friends.

April 5, 2020

Your home is a safe place, until it’s not. We're all spending a lot more time at home now, in close quarters with other people. This can be a stressful and cause tensions easily between you and loved ones. Those feelings are normal. What is not OK, is any sort of verbal or physical violence towards yourself or others.

April 3, 2020

On Friday, April 3rd at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a single shot fired near Aggieville.

March 19, 2020


We are in unprecedented times — and the reality is that no one knows what is going to happen with COVID-19. My message is to re-assure members of our community that we continue serving you. 

March 16, 2020

What’s worse than getting sick?

Getting sick AND having a scammer take all of your money

Several new scams are popping up involving Coronavirus.  DON’T FALL FOR IT! 

We’ve listed some you may hear about — but remember, new ones are happening all the time. 

October 1, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Dillons, 1101 Westloop Place in Manhattan or Walmart, 101 Bluemont Avenue in Manhattan. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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