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 31, 2019

On October 30, 2019 at about 10:45 PM, the RCPD was notified that the Safe School Hotline had received an anonymous call from a person reporting that there was a rumor among Manhattan High School – East Campus students about wearing a safe color to school on the 31st to avoid being shot.  

October 28, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan. 

The take-back event was a success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 173 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications were collected.

October 22, 2019

The Riley County Police Department is proud to have pledged our support of the “Yes, This Room.” public awareness campaign which seeks to raise awareness of sexual assault while combatting the normalization of sexual violence in our society. 

October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call stating an adult male had been shot in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 20-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound not believed to be life threatening. He was transported to Via Christi for treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time. Investigation suggests this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Lieutenant Brad Jager graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated from the 277th session which included members of law enforcement agencies from thirty-four countries, five military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations. The academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Lt. Jager has a proven record of professionalism at RCPD, making him eligible to attend.

September 20, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, around 7:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from Via Christi stating an infant was brought in after reportedly being found in the 2000 block of North Manhattan.
 
The baby was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka as a precaution. The mother was later identified and is in good health. Further investigation leads us to believe the intent was to follow the safe haven law.
 

September 16, 2019

On September 15, 2019 at approximately 3:06 AM, RCPD received a report of a large fight in progress in the parking lot of a house party located in the 1300 block of Fremont St., Manhattan, KS. Shortly thereafter RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired with people running from the area. The house where the fight occurred was hit by bullets.  At the time of this writing there have been no reports of injury. An Aggravated Assault report was filed listing several males as victims ranging in ages from 31 to 21 years of age.

September 13, 2019

On September 12, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM, RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Westwood and Oak St, Manhattan, KS. Upon arrival officers discovered several spent shell casings in a parking lot off of Oak St which is south of the Manhattan High School West Campus.  Information on scene indicates that two vehicles met in the parking lot.  The occupants of the vehicles interacted for a while before shots were fired.  Both vehicles then fled the area. A house in the 200 Block of Ridge was struck by a bullet.

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center has upgraded its infrastructure to Next Generation 911, an internet-based system.

The transition to NG911 is the beginning step toward enhanced capabilities such as more accurate caller location and a faster, more resilient emergency system. Next Generation 911 allows for text-to-911 services in addition to the potential for sending and receiving other digital information and data in the future.

August 28, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Riley County Police Department arrested two juveniles on felony criminal threat offenses stemming from posts on social media.

A 15-year-old male was arrested on 3 counts of aggravated criminal threat, criminal use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicle burglary. A 15-year-old female was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal threat and criminal use of a firearm.

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