March 8, 2016
MANHATTAN, KAN. – During the 2016 celebration of “Fake Patty’s Day” the Riley County Police Department with assistance from the Junction City Police Department, Emporia Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Hays Police Department, Geary County Sheriff's Office, Kansas State University Police Department, Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and the Kansas Highway Patrol as well as others responded to a significant number of calls for service generated by both police officers and community members. Other emergency agencies were also present and participated in proactive safety measures as well as emergency medical services. These agencies included the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS.
Over the weekend period of Friday March 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM to Sunday March 6, 2016 at 6:00 AM, law enforcement responded to 269 calls for service (generated by citizen complaints and not including officer initiated calls for service). These complaints consisted of, but are not limited to, disturbing the peace (37), parking problems (31), welfare checks (27), and unwanted subjects (18).
During this time period police took 3 reports of violent crimes and officers filed 106 reports not including alcohol related crime reports.
During this time period police officers physically arrested 63 subjects. Crimes that caused arrests included, but are not limited to, DUI (23), possession of marijuana (17), possession of drug paraphernalia (11), and disorderly conduct (7).
Police issued 596 citations for offenses that included, but are not limited to, possession of an open container of alcohol (295), parking issues (126), and possession of alcohol by a minor (79).
The Riley County Police Department would like to thank the businesses and volunteers involved in creating and maintaining a well-organized Command Post, as well as the agencies who provided assistance during this event. This police response could not have been possible without the assistance of the City of Manhattan and their Parks and Rec Department as well as Riley County Emergency Management, Fort Riley, the Riley County Juvenile Intake, Alcohol Beverage Control, and Community Corrections.