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.
September 5, 2013
On September 5, 2013, the Investigations Division of the Riley County Police Department were able to obtain further information on a reported battery in the south central portion of Manhattan, Kansas that was said to have occurred in August of this year.
September 5, 2013
The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the launch of their updated website, www.RileyCountyPolice.org. This new website offers a fully functional news feed that will help to better inform the public of crimes in their area. This section will feature press releases, department created news articles, as well as daily police activity logs.