January 21, 2014
On January 20, 2014 at approximately 2:00 PM, the Riley County Police Department was made aware of a vehicle that was located in the Tuttle Cove Park north of Manhattan. This vehicle was registered and used by a female who was reported missing by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and this new information initiated a foot search of the area. Between the hours of 2:00 PM and dark on January 20, 2014, several emergency services personnel searched the area, however, they were unsuccessful in locating the missing woman attached to the vehicle, Jane Peterson, 56, of St. George.
January 16, 2014
On January 16, 2014 at approximately 10:18AM RCPD Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to an individual injured at a logging job site located in the 1900 block of Collins Lane. The 1900 block of Collins Lane is located within Riley County, Kansas just a couple miles south of Manhattan.
January 2, 2014
The Riley County Police Department and the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers are taking crime tips submission to the next level and are encouraging members of the public with smart phones or tablets to download and use a free mobile phone/tablet app to assist local authorities in stopping and deterring crime in the Riley County area. This app, “TipSubmit,” can be found in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market.
December 10, 2013
At approximately 6:02 AM this morning, the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired at 150 East Poyntz Ave. (The Quality Inn and Suites). Police officers from Riley and Pottawatomie counties responded, and once on scene observed a subject discharging a firearm outside of the hotel. As events unfolded, officers ordered the subject to cease firing and drop the weapon. When the subject failed to do so and continued firing, officers on the scene returned fire and struck the subject multiple times.
December 4, 2013
On the 22nd of August in 1981 Stevie Hammerle and Joseph Grashner went missing. Hammerle and Grashner were last seen leaving a birthday party in the 1000 block of Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, Kansas. Hammerle and Grashner left this party with two additional individuals and have not been seen since.
November 27, 2013
As a result of the ongoing investigation into an incident of robbery at 1101 Bluemont Avenue, Kansas State Bank, in Manhattan, Kansas on November 27, 2013, the Riley County Police Department has obtained information to suggest that the suspect in this case may be in possession of what appears to be a 2000 to 2005 Cadillac DeVille with 4 doors. This vehicle is white in color and has dark handles with what appear to be stock rims/wheels. Please note that this vehicle also has dark tinted windows and was observed traveling away from the scene of this crime.
November 27, 2013
At approximately 2:45 PM on November 27, 2013, the Riley County Police Department responded to a robbery at 1101 Bluemont Avenue; K-State Bank. The suspect entered the building and demanded money from a teller and left on foot westbound from the business. Surrounding agencies were made aware of the incident and police are currently looking for the suspect at this time.
November 20, 2013
The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 5’7”, and having a slender build. The suspect was wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt with the words “FIT HAPPENS” written on the front of the sweatshirt in white lettering. Additionally, the suspect was wearing torn blue jeans, black and white sneakers, reflective sunglasses, and a black face wrap/mask. The suspect was also armed with a black in color semi-auto handgun. The attached photographs were obtained from video footage within the business.
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.