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May 23, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On May 23, 2015 at approximately 3:29 pm, the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call from a passerby who reported a one vehicle rollover accident with entrapment in the 3200 block of Stagg Hill Road, Manhattan, KS.  Responding officers found that the vehicle had three occupants at the time of the accident. One of the passengers was pronounced deceased at the scene, Cheyanne Olivia Higgins, 18, of Junction City. An earlier release incorrectly spelled Ms. Higgins' last name. We apologize for that error.

May 18, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on May 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM (Tuesdays instead of Monday this month). The meeting will be held at Sparrow Specialty Coffee, 219 South 4th Street. Correction Officer Joshua Spencer from the Riley County Jail will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss working within the Riley County Jail, caring for and maintaining security and the well-being of inmates.

May 11, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its second of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of May 9, 2015 into the early morning hours of May 10, 2015.

May 7, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday May 9, 2015 the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol.  Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.  Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.

May 4, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its first of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of May 1, 2015 into the early morning hours of May 2, 2015.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol. Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped fifty-one (51) motorists. Of these, twelve (12) were evaluated for DUI resulting in two drivers being arrested for DUI.

May 1, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday May 1, 2015 the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.  

April 23, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on April 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Radina’s located in Aggieville. Police Officer and School Resource Officer Jamie Douglass from the Riley County Police Department’s Patrol Division will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss his patrol shift and experiences as a law enforcement officer in and outside of area schools.

April 22, 2015

Police in Riley County are warning community members of a potential fraudulent US currency scam involving counterfeit bills.On April 21, 2015 officers responded to several reports from businesses in the Manhattan area which included Pizza Hut (Moro Street and Hosteler Drive), Little Caesars, Dollar Tree, and Baskin Robins.

April 20, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Police in Riley County will be participating in a traffic enforcement project on April 21, 2015 as well as April 23rd and April 28th. This enforcement project will be focused around the Riley County High School area in northern Riley County. RCPD will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies around the state in this project.

In 2014, 34 teens in Kansas lost their lives due to car crashes; 63% of those teens were not properly restrained. Through education law enforcement hopes to help reduce the amount of unrestrained vehicle occupants.

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