April 12, 2021
The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) has earned a “People Saving People” award from the Kansas Department of Transportation for improving safety on the roads through our Operation A.R.C. initiative. RCPD was one of two recipients of the award in the state and will be recognized at the 26th Annual KDOT 2021 Transportation Safety Conference for outstanding contributions to the improvement of transportation safety behavior in Kansas.
April 7, 2021
To build community outreach and help solve crime, the Riley County Police Department has launched the Safe Caminitiative. Safe Cam is a voluntary database of video camera location and owner contact information. Video cameras are an invaluable tool helping to detect and apprehend criminals. Safe Cam allows RCPD to partner with citizens and local businesses to create secure, private mapping of locations of surveillance cameras. The information will be accessible to officers in the event a camera may have captured footage related to a crime.
March 31, 2021
March 25, 2021
An Ogden man has been arrested in connection to a series of rapes reported to have occurred in Ogden from August 2020 to February 2021.
On March 5, 2021, officers filed a report for rape and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child under 14 years of age, listing now 13- and 15-year-old females as the victims and a now 18-year-old male as the suspect. Phillip Daniel Smith, 18, of Ogden was arrested yesterday in connection on one count of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child under 14 years of age and two counts of rape.
March 9, 2021
On Monday, March 8, 2021 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a single-vehicle fatality crash occurred in the 1800 block of Anderson Ave.
When officers arrived on scene they found a 2000 Toyota Celica driven by Jason Bly, 37, of Manhattan had crossed over traffic while heading westbound and struck a retaining wall.
Bly was pronounced deceased on scene.
Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time.
March 6, 2021
Two Manhattan brothers have been arrested in separate rape and aggravated criminal sodomy cases reported to have occurred in Manhattan from 2017 to 2021.
On February 21, 2021, officers filed a report for past sex offenses in Manhattan, listing a now 10-year-old female as the victim and a now 27-year-old male as the suspect. Severino Jimenez Calleja, 27, of Manhattan was arrested in connection on March 5, 2021, on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years of age and four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
March 5, 2021
On Sunday, March 7, in-person visitation at the Riley County Jail will resume. Visitation is on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with sign-up from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with sign-up from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors must be at least 18 years old. Children are allowed in visitation only if they are the child or sibling of the inmate being visited. Visits are 15 minutes per inmate.
February 19, 2021
A Naples, Texas man has been arrested in connection to a series of rapes reported to have occurred in Ogden, Kan. from 2004 to 2012.
On November 11, 2020, officers filed a report for several past rape and aggravated criminal sodomy offenses in Ogden, listing a now 21-year-old female as the victim and a now 46-year-old male known to her as the suspect.
Michael James Tschantz, 46, was arrested this afternoon at the Naples Texas Police Department on a Riley County District Court warrant for five counts of rape of a child under 14 years of age.
February 15, 2021
Due to the extreme cold temperatures affecting the regional power supply, Evergy will begin rolling blackouts or “Emergency Load Reductions” to conserve electricity. Today and tomorrow, Evergy will turn off electricity to blocks of customers for approximately 30-60 minutes, then turn the electricity back on again. This may happen multiple times during this period. Rolling blackouts may also occur overnight but there is no posted schedule at this time.
February 9, 2021
As The Riley County Health Department ramps up vaccine distribution, we would like to remind individuals to be aware of potential scams. While none have been reported in our area, the Riley County Police Department warns the community about several COVID-19 vaccination and testing scam tactics.
Possible scams to be on the lookout for are:
Ads for vaccines through social media: