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July 9, 2019

If you like to help people, this one is for you! Be aware there is a woman going by the name of Naomi Scott saying she is moving from New York to Manhattan while pregnant and needs help getting appliances. She sends a cashiers check to you for several thousand dollars — saying you can keep $200 for your efforts, but you have to send the rest back in a Western Union.

It takes a couple of days but the check bounces — leaving you out of thousands.

Do Not Fall For It! 

July 8, 2019

The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, and other law enforcement agencies will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over 3 consecutive days in July. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during crisis situations.

July 6, 2019

On Friday, July 5, 2019 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a call of a reported assault occurring in a vehicle in the parking lot in the 1000 block of Westloop.

Jose Rivera, 26, of Manhattan was arrested in connection on offenses of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. Rivera was issued a total bond of $150,000.00 causing him to remain confined in the Riley County Jail.

July 3, 2019

Arrest made after assault, crash ◊

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at approximately 10:05 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call of an in-progress assault in Manhattan.

June 28, 2019

On Friday, June 28, 2019, we received a theft report from a Manhattan woman who was scammed out of $20,000.00 using the gift card scam.

June 26, 2019


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call of a person not breathing near the Scenic Overlook in the 3700 block of Pillsbury in Riley County.


When officers arrived on scene, they found a 35-year-old male deceased.  Preliminary investigation indicates the man died from an apparent suicide; however, the investigation is ongoing.


June 19, 2019

Dear Community Members,

I am a recent addition to your community police department. I arrived here with 38 years of police experience in departments ranging in size from 26-340 officers, serving populations of 12,800-140,000 in very urban areas to mostly rural ones. I am not an expert in anything, but have a lot of various experiences from those places.

June 17, 2019

The Riley County Police Department has purchased an armored vehicle to transport officers in high-risk situations, and aid in the recovery and protection of civilians in harm’s way.

 “Communication is essential to the resolution of a high-risk situation,” Lieutenant Brad Jager, Tactical Team Leader said. “This resource allows officers the ability to establish and maintain a dialogue with a potentially dangerous person to safely resolve the situation.”

June 17, 2019


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Today the Law Board approved the Riley County Police Department Budget for the upcoming year. 

The new budget is $22.10 million. This is an increase of 2.8% over the 2019 approved budget. The total amount of funding requested for 2020 was offset by over $91,000 in unused funds left over from 2018.

June 5, 2019


Released by SGT Hagemeister

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Riley County Police Department will be conducting dynamic entry training in the 1500 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Portions of Holiday Drive and Meadows Lane will be closed from 8 a.m., until the exercise is complete around 5:00 p.m.

“The ability to train officers on alternative entry methods in a real-world situation, allows us to be better prepared to respond to certain emergency situations,” Sergeant Scott Hagemeister said.