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.

November 20, 2013

On November 20, 2013 at approximately 2:40AM a male entered the Dara’s Convenience Store located at 1816 Claflin Road Manhattan, Kansas armed with a weapon. The suspect demanded that the store clerk hand over money from the cash register. After obtaining the money the suspect also demanded that the clerk hand over his vehicle keys. After being provided the vehicle keys the suspect exited the business and entered the clerk’s vehicle.

October 24, 2013

The Riley County Police Department recently took part in an international convention for law enforcement hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). This conference held from October 19th to the 23rd was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had attendance from around the globe. This conference offered workshops, class sessions, panels and other learning opportunities for the department’s representatives.

October 18, 2013

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 18, 2013 the Riley County Police Department was contacted by the Utah Highway Patrol in reference to a single vehicle fatality accident involving a maroon in color Pontiac Montana van.  The fatality accident reportedly occurred on Interstate Highway 70 approximately forty-seven miles west of Green River, Utah.  Utah Highway Patrol was able to positively identify the deceased driver and sole occupant of the Pontiac Montana van as missing Manhattan resident David Welch. 

October 18, 2013

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On October 18, 2013 at approximately 3:13am officers responded to the 700 block of Northfield Road for a report of a major damage injury accident.  Upon arrival officers located 19 year old Brett Mock of 2704 Maise Circle Manhattan, Kansas injured as a result of the accident.  Mock was transported to Mercy Regional Hospital.  At 4:09am Mock was pronounced deceased. 


October 2, 2013

On October 1, 2013, regarding the investigation into a missing person, David Welch, the Riley County Police Department conducted a search of areas both in and outside of their jurisdiction. Twenty (20) law enforcement personnel, including several members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks spent yesterday conducting searches of areas that would be accessible to Welch. These searches did not turn up any evidence that would suggest the location of this missing person.

September 24, 2013

The Riley County Police Department actively uses social media to connect with and educate the community members that they serve. To be social with Riley County Police follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook. You can also sign up for the IRIS Alert System in order to get important emergency information directly from the RCPD Dispatchers.

September 17, 2013

In October of 2010, the Riley County Police Department terminated the employment of police officer Ernest Hamilton for cause. Hamilton appealed his termination to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency’s Law Board, which found that the termination was based upon substantial evidence and denied Hamilton’s appeal. Hamilton subsequently appealed to the District Court of Riley County, and the Court’s decision was entered on September 13, 2013.

September 16, 2013

Over the weekend the Riley County Police Department participated in a joint effort to continue to maintain accurate information of registered sex offenders in the Manhattan and Riley County area.

September 9, 2013

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the residence of John Burroughs, 68, located at 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #277; to conduct a welfare check. At the residence, officers discovered the deceased body of John Burroughs. Due to evidence at the scene this death has been ruled a homicide. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

September 7, 2013

The Riley County Police Department had its last of a series of six DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of September 6, 2013 into the early morning hours of September 7, 2013.

Four officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped forty-seven (47) motorists.  Of these, five (5) were evaluated for DUI with one of those being arrested for DUI.  Additionally, thirty-six (36) warning citations and thirteen (13) citations were issued for moving violations.