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February 25, 2014

On February 25, 2014, at approximately 2:10 AM, the Riley County Police Department in conjunction with the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a complaint of fire in the 800 block of Moro Street in Manhattan. When emergency crew arrived on scene they found a vehicle on fire. Approximately 5 minutes later another report of fire was received and officers responded to a stairwell at an apartment complex located at 801 Moro Street. Within the next 45 minutes police and fire officials received a complaint of an additional fire at 823 Laramie where another vehicle had been ignited.

February 25, 2014

On February 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM the Riley County Police Department responded to 1520 Jarvis Drive in Manhattan, KS after receiving a 911 call.

The 21 year old caller reported that he and his roommate had been robbed at gunpoint by three males who had entered their home uninvited.  Both victims were struck by the suspects and suffered minor head injuries as a result of the robbery.  Both victims were transported to Mercy on College by Riley County EMS and were treated then released.  Both victims are students at Kansas State University. 

February 22, 2014

Polar Strut Starting Line

On February 22, 2014, the Riley County Police Department took part in the annual Polar Plunge, to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas. The police department’s team was sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police and was made up of Sworn and Non-Sworn personnel from the department. Several members of the department not only jumped into the 32 degree water but also took part in the 5K race that was held prior to the plunge.

February 21, 2014

From February 24 to March 7, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will be joining other Law Enforcement Agencies around the state in an effort to stop the dangerous practice of disobeying traffic laws in and around school zones. This enforcement project is also meant to serve as a reminder to drive safely to area student drivers.

According to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, in 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to vehicle collisions in the State of Kansas; 74% of these tragic deaths involved teens who were not properly secured in their vehicle.

February 6, 2014

On February 5, 2014 at approximately 9:05 PM, the Riley County Police Department was contacted regarding an armed robbery and aggravated assault that had just occurred at 222 N. 6th Street in Manhattan (the Ray’s Apple Market East location). Upon police arrival it was made known that two subjects, one brandishing a handgun, had entered the grocery store and then a short time later were able to flee the area with an unreleased amount of US currency. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

January 21, 2014

On January 20, 2014 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Riley County Police Department was made aware of a vehicle that was located in the Tuttle Cove Park north of Manhattan. This vehicle was registered and used by a female who was reported missing by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and this new information initiated a foot search of the area. Between the hours of 2:00 PM and dark on January 20, 2014, several emergency services personnel searched the area, however, they were unsuccessful in locating the missing woman attached to the vehicle, Jane Peterson, 56, of St. George.

January 16, 2014

On January 16, 2014 at approximately 10:18AM RCPD Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to an individual injured at a logging job site located in the 1900 block of Collins Lane.  The 1900 block of Collins Lane is located within Riley County, Kansas just a couple miles south of Manhattan.  

January 2, 2014

The Riley County Police Department and the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers are taking crime tips submission to the next level and are encouraging members of the public with smart phones or tablets to download and use a free mobile phone/tablet app to assist local authorities in stopping and deterring crime in the Riley County area. This app, “TipSubmit,” can be found in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market.

December 10, 2013

At approximately 6:02 AM this morning, the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired at 150 East Poyntz Ave. (The Quality Inn and Suites).  Police officers from Riley and Pottawatomie counties responded, and once on scene observed a subject discharging a firearm outside of the hotel.  As events unfolded, officers ordered the subject to cease firing and drop the weapon.  When the subject failed to do so and continued firing, officers on the scene returned fire and struck the subject multiple times.

December 4, 2013

Photograph of Stevie Hammerle

On the 22nd of August in 1981 Stevie Hammerle and Joseph Grashner went missing.  Hammerle and Grashner were last seen leaving a birthday party in the 1000 block of Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, Kansas.  Hammerle and Grashner left this party with two additional individuals and have not been seen since.