June 27, 2014

Emergency crews including the Kansas Highway Patrol, Riley County EMS, and the Riley County Police Department responded to a fatal collision near the 102 mile marker of Pillsbury Drive in Riley County. This collision involved a cyclist and a Dodge pickup truck which had collided, leaving the cyclist, Mark Jilka, 49, of Manhattan deceased.

The Riley County Police Department is documenting the incident in order to present it to the Riley County Attorney’s Office for review. No arrests have been made at the time of this release.

June 27, 2014

It is with great pride that the Riley County Police Department announces the induction of RCPD Administrative Captain Tim Hegarty, into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. This nomination and induction comes after his integral role in forming what is now the department’s use of evidence-based policing strategies.

June 23, 2014

The Riley County Jail is using new technology to help inmates receive funds from friends and family during their incarceration. A new kiosk located in the lobby of the Riley County Police Department is now being used to make these money transfers more efficient. Beginning in April 2014 corrections officers began using this kiosk and have since stopped accepting money orders for inmates.

June 16, 2014

The Riley County Police Department employs several certified car seat education and installation technicians and routinely conducts car seat check lanes in the Manhattan and Riley County area. These check lanes are located at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters every Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and by utilizing this free service you can learn firsthand how to properly install a child restraint in your vehicle. These check lanes are made possible because of the collaboration of RCPD, RCEMS and Riley County Child Resource Center as well as the Manhattan Fire Department. 

June 16, 2014

On June 21, 2014 beginning at approximately 8:00 AM, the Riley County Police Department and officers with the Union Pacific Police Department will be enforcing railroad related traffic laws in the Manhattan and Riley County area.

June 16, 2014

On June 13, 2014 at approximately 11:05 PM, the Riley County Police Department responded to a complaint of robbery at 2108 Fort Riley Blvd. (Westwood Motel). This complaint involved an unknown suspect who entered the business’s main office and demanded money. This unknown black male standing approximately 6’3’’ and weighing approximately 210 pounds fled the scene after taking an undisclosed amount of US currency.

June 9, 2014

Bike Across Kansas 2014 Logo

The annual “Bike Across Kansas” event will be passing through Manhattan and Riley County on Wednesday June 11, 2014 and RCPD is reminding area drivers to share the road. This midday ride will see hundreds of cyclists participating in the event which was started in 1975.

Members of the Riley County Police Department Patrol Bike Unit will be escorting a portion of these participants through the Riley County leg of this 8 day bike tour across the state of Kansas.

June 4, 2014

Though not often, on occasion the Riley County Police Department is made aware of counterfeit bills being used in the Manhattan and Riley County area. In an attempt to prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud, with the help of the United States Secret Service, RCPD would like to offer the following tips.