The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

October 21, 2021

On October 25-29, the Riley County Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to encourage seat belt safety and use. This one-week volunteer seat belt enforcement hosted by the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Section will focus on drivers and passengers in and around elementary and middle schools.

October 19, 2021

A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection to two arson fires in Aggieville yesterday.

October 10, 2021

A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection to a domestic-related shooting on Fort Riley Blvd. (K-18) on October 10, 2021.

October 4, 2021

The Riley County Police Department Director, Dennis P. Butler, will retire after three years faithfully serving the citizens of Riley County. Butler was sworn in as the RCPD Director December 31, 2018. He will remain at RCPD as the Director through January 2022, the effective date of his retirement will be February 1, 2022.

Under Butler’s direction, the Riley County Police Department has maintained National Accreditation standard and continued to be at the forefront of policing in strategy, technology and professionalism.

September 25, 2021

A Manhattan man has been arrested by the Topeka Police Department in connection to the murder of a 27-year-old female in Manhattan early this morning.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, shortly before 6:00 a.m., officers responded to report of a man who had possibly murdered a female family member in the 400 block of S. 12th St. and left the scene. Shanell Bobian, 27, of Manhattan was later found deceased by officers at another location. Due to the ongoing investigation, the location will be released at this time.

September 24, 2021

Skyler James Barry, 35, of Manhattan was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant in connection to sex crimes reported to have occurred in Manhattan in December 2020 and February 2021.

On May 28, 2021, officers filed a report for rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy. Officers arrested Barry in connection for aggravated criminal sodomy, and two counts rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Barry is confined in the Riley County Jail on a total bond of $250,000.

September 20, 2021

Sabian Fyre Adams, 20, of Junction City was arrested Friday morning on a warrant in connection to a rape and sexual battery reported to have occurred in Manhattan in February 2021.

On February 22, 2021, officers filed a report for rape, attempted rape, aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery. Adams was arrested in connection on those same four charges.

Adams is confined in the Riley County Jail on a total bond of $150,000.

Due to the nature of this crime, no additional information will be released.

September 10, 2021

A man and woman have been arrested on a warrant in connection to multiple sex crimes reported to have occurred in Manhattan in August 2021.

On August 8, 2021, officers filed a report for rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child, criminal threat and providing alcohol to minors.

September 7, 2021

Join the Riley County Police Department for free food and a meet-and-greet with RCPD personnel, specialty teams, vehicles and other local emergency service units at National Night Out. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at City Park along Central Park Rd. from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

July 30, 2021

A Manhattan man was arrested late this afternoon in connection to a domestic incident that occurred yesterday in Manhattan.

Desie Chatfield, 41, of Manhattan was arrested for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery today stemming from the incident involving a 42-year-old female victim. Chatfield is alleged to have prevented the victim from leaving a residence after an argument and stabbing her in the arm with a fork.

Chatfield is currently confined in the Riley County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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