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August 28, 2019

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

More than 50 people have been indicted on federal charges as a result of a three-year investigation to identify traffickers behind a rising tide of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs on the streets of Manhattan, Kan., U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 22, 2019


Criminal Threat ◊

 August 22, 2019

Released by Captain Josh Kyle

 MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, RCPD was alerted by a citizen that a video had been posted to Snapchat which depicted a 15-year-old male and 15-year-old female holding what appeared to be a gun and making threatening statements.     

August 13, 2019

The Riley County Police Department has pledged to join the One Mind Campaign in an effort to continue improving police response to people affected by mental illness.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police campaign is a way for RCPD to further unite with our community and local mental health organizations to ensure successful interactions between the three groups. 

August 12, 2019

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose ◊


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Thursday, August 15th through Monday, September 2nd the Riley County Police Department is joining other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a concentrated effort to remove drunk and other drugged drivers from the roads. ‘You Drink, You Drive, You Lose,’ is a campaign facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

August 2, 2019

 On August 2, 2019, detectives with the Riley County Police Department made a probable cause arrest of Robert Iacobellis, 60, Manhattan, for the offenses of 

July 18, 2019

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Riley County Emergency Dispatch Center began receiving several calls reporting shots fired in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they attempted to make contact with a 35-year-old male inside a residence where the shots were reportedly coming from.

As a precaution, people in the area were advised to shelter in place or evacuate depending on their proximity to the home.

July 9, 2019

If you like to help people, this one is for you! Be aware there is a woman going by the name of Naomi Scott saying she is moving from New York to Manhattan while pregnant and needs help getting appliances. She sends a cashiers check to you for several thousand dollars — saying you can keep $200 for your efforts, but you have to send the rest back in a Western Union.

It takes a couple of days but the check bounces — leaving you out of thousands.

Do Not Fall For It! 

July 8, 2019

The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, and other law enforcement agencies will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over 3 consecutive days in July. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during crisis situations.

July 6, 2019

On Friday, July 5, 2019 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a call of a reported assault occurring in a vehicle in the parking lot in the 1000 block of Westloop.

Jose Rivera, 26, of Manhattan was arrested in connection on offenses of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. Rivera was issued a total bond of $150,000.00 causing him to remain confined in the Riley County Jail.

July 3, 2019

Arrest made after assault, crash ◊

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at approximately 10:05 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call of an in-progress assault in Manhattan.