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.

March 2, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the Riley County Police Department will establish and maintain a Command Post at the Manhattan City Park Pavilion in regards to the annual Fake Patty’s Day celebration. This Command Post as well as the Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department will host periodic news briefings or press conferences throughout the day.

February 18, 2015

The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on February 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Radina’s On The Hill located on the west side of Manhattan. Sgt. Dustin Weiszbrod from the Riley County Police Department’s Hazardous Material Response Team will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss the team’s role as a resource within the community.

February 18, 2015

The Riley County Police Department celebrated achievements of their employees and volunteers throughout the 2014 year on February 15, 2015 at the annual awards banquet. The event was well attended and supported by Community 1st National Bank, Manhattan Town Center, and Leonardville State Bank. RCPD is proud to announce the following award recipients.

February 10, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On February 10, 2015 at approximately 8:40 AM the Riley County Police Department responded to a complaint of a suspicious package in the median of Seth Child Road above Kimball Ave. As a matter of routine, members of the Manhattan Fire Department also responded to assist law enforcement. 

Bomb technicians with the Riley County Police Department were called to the scene as a precaution after the item was confirmed to be potentially explosive in nature. 

February 10, 2015

MANHATTAN KAN. - On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1:20 AM officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph, Kansas. Once on scene officers found that a 46-year-old male, identified as Steven Hoard of Randolph, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was deceased. 

This accident occurred after Hoard tripped while holding a firearm near a wooded area on his property. 

The Riley County Police Department ruled this death an accident and suspect no foul play.

February 7, 2015

On February 6, 2015 at approximately 6:52 PM the Riley County Police Department received an emergency call for service requesting a rescue. One 30-year-old male victim was entrapped in dirt and mud near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossilridge in Manhattan following a trench collapse.  The victim was a City of Manhattan employee who had been repairing a water main when the trench collapsed upon him.  Effort to free him was immediate.   

January 3, 2015

Police and other emergency crews responded to the River Pond area of Tuttle Creek State Park at approximately 5:24 PM on January 2, 2015. These crews included the Riley County Police Department, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan Fire Department, Blue Township Fire Department, Riley County Fire Department, and Riley County EMS. 

December 23, 2014

Beginning in late 2013 the Riley County Police Department began evaluating its community programs and recently announced that in January 2015 several new or improved versions of these programs will begin. Community programs through the Riley County Police Department will also be integrated into a new rewards program, which is a unique concept for law enforcement. 

December 22, 2014

MANHATTAN, KAN.- Officers and detectives with the Riley County Police Department initiated an investigation into a death occurring at 312 Riley Ave. in Ogden, Kansas (Ogden’s Best Gun Range) on December 20, 2014.  Shortly before 4:30 PM the Riley County Police Department’s Dispatch Center received an emergent request for service and immediately dispatched officers along with emergency medical personnel. 

December 17, 2014

The Riley County Police Department (and the Kansas State University Police Department) have received several complaints regarding possible scams in the Manhattan and Riley County Area. These scams are carried out over the phone or via postcard and request that the potential victim supply personal or financial information. RCPD would like to remind the community to question suspicious correspondences and protect personal information.