The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

December 20, 2017

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department has concluded its investigation into a battery report involving members of the Manhattan High School football team. 

The case will be submitted to the County Attorney’s Office for a determination on charges.

In addition to the original battery offense, a supplemental report has been completed for endangering a child and contribute to a child’s misconduct.

December 12, 2017



Composite released in KS College Rapist Case ◊


December 12, 2017

Released by: Hali Rowland

July 27, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN.- In March of 2009, then Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced that multiple incidents of rape committed over the course of eight years in both Manhattan and Lawrence appeared to be connected. These incidents began in October of 2000 and ended in December of 2008, involved the victimization of women in Manhattan and Lawrence, and all of them were students at either Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.

July 18, 2017


The Riley County Police Department welcomes Hali Rowland as the new Public Information Officer. Hali comes to RCPD from KWCH 12 in Wichita, Kansas, where she spent 4 years as a producer and assignment editor. Hali previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Wichita State University.

The department extends its thanks to Ofc. Robinson for his work in the role of Public Information Officer over the previous 8 months.

July 6, 2017


The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS will be participating in a training exercise taking place over three consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during high stress and dynamic emergency responses.

July 2, 2017


Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Seth Child Rd. and Tuttle Creek Blvd. on July 1, 2017 at approximately 12:13 PM for a report of an injury accident involving 2 vehicles.

June 18, 2017


Riley County Dispatch received a call at approximately 12:30 PM on June 18, 2017 regarding a shooting in the 2300 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd (Blue Hills Shopping Center) that is believed to have occurred sometime around 2:00-2:30 AM on June 18, 2017.

June 16, 2017


May 26, 2017


On Thursday May 25, 2017, Wichita Police Department (WPD) received information that a vehicle matching the description in prior press releases from the Riley County Police Department was at a Motel 6 on E. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita. WPD responded to the scene and were able to determine the vehicle was a match. WPD officers then made contact with Steven Harris. Harris and Cora Brown, who was also at the Motel 6, were arrested without incident.

May 23, 2017


At approximately 5:59 PM on May 21, 2017, Riley County Police Department dispatchers received several 911 calls stating there had been a shooting on Nelson’s Landing. When officers arrived on scene to the 2800 block of Nelson’s Landing, they found one male, identified as German Gonzalez-Garcia, 39, of Manhattan, deceased from gunshot wounds. A second male was found on scene, also suffering from gunshot wounds. The second male was lifeflighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka in critical condition.