May 31, 2017


On May 30, 2017, members of the Riley County Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit partnered with Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Waterville Police Department, and Blue Rapids Police Department to serve a search warrant in Waterville, Kansas.

The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation, and led to the seizure of approximately half a pound of methamphetamine, and distributable amounts of marijuana, oxycodone, and oxycontin.

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.

May 5, 2017


The Riley County Police Department is searching for a new Public Information Officer. I will be leaving the Riley County Police Department at the end of July to attend law school, a process that has been in the works since September 2016.

Working first as a patrol officer and then as the Public Information Officer has been an amazing experience. My greatest hope is that we are able to find someone to fill this position that has a great love both for the department and for the community it serves.

May 4, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Saturday May 6, 2017 the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol.  Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations.  Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.