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.
January 22, 2019
Officers responded to a report of an unattended death in the 100 block of Manhattan Town Center Plaza in Manhattan on January 22, 2019, at approximately 10:36 AM. Officers listed Justin Downie, 46, of Topeka as the victim. It is not believed to be suspicious at this time.
January 16, 2019
January 8, 2019
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery in the 500 block of Leavenworth street at Fifths Liquor in Manhattan.
Stephen Cortez, 21, of Manhattan was arrested in connection in the 800 block of Osage in Manhattan on Friday, January 11, 2019 at approximately 3:35 p.m. Cortez was arrested on the offense of Aggravated Robbery. Cortez was issued a total bond of $50,000.00. Cortez is confined at the Riley County Jail.
January 3, 2019
“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”
December 19, 2018
Though I announced my retirement in February, I none-the-less felt it appropriate to draft this memo to document my previously stated intent; specifically, that at the conclusion of 36 years as an officer with the Riley County Police Department, I intend to retire. My last working day will be December 31, 2018.
December 19, 2018
On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., incoming Riley County Police Department Director Dennis Butler will be sworn in as a law enforcement officer in Riley County.
Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the ceremony which will be held at the Riley County District Courthouse in Judge Wilson’s Courtroom, 110 Courthouse Plaza in Manhattan.
December 4, 2018
On Friday, November 30th at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near the intersection of Hunting and Denison.
The pedestrian, Susan Keller, 61, of Manhattan, was seriously injured. The vehicle involved left the scene.
Investigators have located the vehicle involved in the accident and would like to speak to the registered owner, Hassan Rueda, 23, of Manhattan. A current drivers license photo of Rueda is attached.
December 4, 2018
On Tuesday, December 4th approximately 4:15 PM, the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 7500 block of Crooked Creek road indicating a 16 year old female had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
RCPD is on scene investigating.
Further information will be released as it is available.
November 30, 2018
On Friday, November 30th at approximately 5:15 p.m. the Riley County Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident near the intersection of Hunting and Denison.
The pedestrian was seriously injured and the vehicle involved left the scene.
The vehicle is described as a small white 4-door car.
We need anyone with information to contact the Riley County Police Department at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using the Crime Stoppers service allows you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.