February 22, 2014
On February 22, 2014, the Riley County Police Department took part in the annual Polar Plunge, to benefit the Special Olympics of Kansas. The police department’s team was sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police and was made up of Sworn and Non-Sworn personnel from the department. Several members of the department not only jumped into the 32 degree water but also took part in the 5K race that was held prior to the plunge.
February 21, 2014
From February 24 to March 7, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will be joining other Law Enforcement Agencies around the state in an effort to stop the dangerous practice of disobeying traffic laws in and around school zones. This enforcement project is also meant to serve as a reminder to drive safely to area student drivers.
According to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, in 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to vehicle collisions in the State of Kansas; 74% of these tragic deaths involved teens who were not properly secured in their vehicle.
February 6, 2014
On February 5, 2014 at approximately 9:05 PM, the Riley County Police Department was contacted regarding an armed robbery and aggravated assault that had just occurred at 222 N. 6th Street in Manhattan (the Ray’s Apple Market East location). Upon police arrival it was made known that two subjects, one brandishing a handgun, had entered the grocery store and then a short time later were able to flee the area with an unreleased amount of US currency. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
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.