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April 9, 2019


Armed Individual


March 22, 2019


Upcoming DUI Saturation Patrol

MANHATTAN, KAN. –On Friday, March 22, 2019 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. Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.

March 8, 2019


Fake Patty’s Day 2019 ◊


Released by Rachel Pate

March 6, 2019

In the past week, the Riley County Police Department has responded to three reports of apparent drug overdoses. Our investigations suggest that some of these incidents may have been related to the use of heroin containing fentanyl, an extremely strong synthetic opioid. One of these incidents involved a fatality and two other persons were hospitalized. An active investigation is ongoing.

March 2, 2019

Update March 4, 2019:

February 25, 2019


On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Riley County Police Department will establish and maintain an Operations Center at the Manhattan City Park Pavilion for the annual Fake Patty's Day celebration.

The Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department will host periodic news briefings throughout the day to update the public and members of the media on crime occurring during the event.

February 19, 2019

On February 19, 2019, at approximately 3:50 PM, Samantha Bland, 29, of Laredo, TX was arrested by the Laredo Police Department and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Bland was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for aggravated intimidation of a witness.  This incident was in connection with a report filed by the Riley County Police Department for murder in the 1st degree on October 28, 2017. Bland was issued a total bond of $125,000.00. Bland is still confined at the time of this report.

January 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery in the 1000 block of N 3rd St at Dairy Queen in Manhattan. 

Suspect was described as unknown race male  approximately 5’8” and 150 lbs wearing a grey hoodie, black pants, and black gloves carrying a tan Dillons grocery bag. 

The suspect fled the scene westbound. There were no injuries. This is an active investigation and officers are still on scene. 

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a robbery in the 2000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd at United Bank and Trust in Manhattan.

January 26, 2019

Officers responded to the report of an injury accident near the 1000 block of Westloop Pl on January 26, 2019, at approximately 6:50 AM.  When officers arrived on scene they found a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by Justin Pate, 22, of Manhattan had struck a pedestrian, Curt Billinger, 47, of Manhattan.  Billinger was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries.  The accident investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.