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January 16, 2019

UPDATE:
The individual has been located. 
 
 
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE:

January 8, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery in the 500 block of Leavenworth street at Fifths Liquor in Manhattan.

Stephen Cortez, 21, of Manhattan was arrested in connection in the 800 block of Osage in Manhattan on Friday, January 11, 2019 at approximately 3:35 p.m. Cortez was arrested on the offense of Aggravated Robbery. Cortez was issued a total bond of $50,000.00. Cortez is confined at the Riley County Jail. 

January 3, 2019

“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

December 19, 2018

Though I announced my retirement in February, I none-the-less felt it appropriate to draft this memo to document my previously stated intent; specifically, that at the conclusion of 36 years as an officer with the Riley County Police Department, I intend to retire. My last working day will be December 31, 2018.

December 19, 2018

On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., incoming Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler will be sworn in as a law enforcement officer in Riley County. 

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the ceremony which will be held at the Riley County District Courthouse in Judge Wilson’s Courtroom, 110 Courthouse Plaza in Manhattan. 

December 4, 2018

On Friday, November 30th at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near the intersection of Hunting and Denison.

The pedestrian, Susan Keller, 61, of Manhattan, was seriously injured. The vehicle involved left the scene.

Investigators have located the vehicle involved in the accident and would like to speak to the registered owner, Hassan Rueda, 23, of Manhattan. A current drivers license photo of Rueda is attached.  

December 4, 2018

On Tuesday, December 4th approximately 4:15 PM, the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 7500 block of Crooked Creek road indicating a 16 year old female had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

RCPD is on scene investigating.

Further information will be released as it is available.

November 30, 2018

On Friday, November 30th at approximately 5:15 p.m. the Riley County Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near the intersection of Hunting and Denison.

The pedestrian was seriously injured and the vehicle involved left the scene.

The vehicle is described as a small white 4-door car.

We need anyone with information to contact the Riley County Police Department at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using the Crime Stoppers service allows you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

November 23, 2018

On Thursday, November 22, 2018 at approximately 10:10 PM., the Riley County Police Department received a call stating an individual had been shot in the 700 block of Allen Road in Manhattan. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found an 18 year-old male had been shot in what appears to be an attempted aggravated robbery. The male was transported to Via Christi for treatment of non-life threatening  injuries.

There are two unknown suspects. This is an ongoing investigations, no additional information is available at this time. 

November 22, 2018

For many individuals experiencing mental illness, the holiday season is often a time when the symptoms heighten.

WHAT ARE THE HOLIDAY BLUES? The Holiday Blues are temporary feelings of anxiety and/or depression during the holidays that can be associated with extra stress, unrealistic expectations, or memories that accompany the season. 

TIPS FOR AVOIDING THE HOLIDAY BLUES: 

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