July 6, 2020

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1st UPDATE

The RCPD is no longer seeking the public’s help in identifying the parties involved in a Fatal Traffic Accident in Leonardville, KS on June 19, 2020. The Kansas Highway Patrol worked the traffic accident while the RCPD simultaneously conducted a criminal investigation. No criminal charges are anticipated at this time. Further inquiries should be directed to Technical Trooper Ben Gardner of the Kansas Highway Patrol at 785-827-4437.


Friday, June 19th RELEASE

June 25, 2020

There will be no Police Activity Report published on Friday, June 26th through Monday, July 5th. Please contact Captain Josh Kyle for any media inquiries during that time. 

June 19, 2020

A Junction City woman has been arrested in connection to a murder in Southern Riley County. Bobbie Jo Long, 44, of Junction City was arrested today on a Riley County District Court warrant for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder and Aggravated Kidnapping in connection to the 2017 death of Carrie Jones. 

In 2018 Steven Meredith, 32, of Junction City was arrested in connection to Jones’ death. Meredith was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

Bobbie Jo Long is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

June 19, 2020

We need your help after a man was struck by a vehicle and killed earlier this morning near Leonardville.

June 16, 2020

One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant following a two-vehicle crash in Riley County today.

Officers responded to the 5700 block of Anderson around 4:00 pm Tuesday for the report of a crash. When officers arrived on scene, they found one vehicle had struck another vehicle and caused a fire.

Marcantoni Wood, 23, of Manhattan was arrested on a Manhattan Municipal Court Warrant for parole violation. Wood is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $500 bond.

June 12, 2020

A 26-year-old Manhattan woman has been arrested on probable cause for Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary after a 31-year-old woman was seriously injured early this morning.

On Friday, June 12th, around 6:30 a.m. the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a non-emergency call from a 31-year old Manhattan woman reporting she had been battered by another adult woman known to her a few hours earlier.

June 11, 2020

We need your help after a woman reported she was raped in Northeast Manhattan early Saturday morning. We are asking for anyone who has information on social gatherings and guests Friday night through Saturday morning in the area of 6th and Kearney to please contact Detective Jessie Ehrlich.