October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call stating an adult male had been shot in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 20-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound not believed to be life threatening. He was transported to Via Christi for treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time. Investigation suggests this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

October 1, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Riley County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Dillons, 1101 Westloop Place in Manhattan or Walmart, 101 Bluemont Avenue in Manhattan. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Lieutenant Brad Jager graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated from the 277th session which included members of law enforcement agencies from thirty-four countries, five military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations. The academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Lt. Jager has a proven record of professionalism at RCPD, making him eligible to attend.

September 20, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, around 7:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from Via Christi stating an infant was brought in after reportedly being found in the 2000 block of North Manhattan.
 
The baby was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka as a precaution. The mother was later identified and is in good health. Further investigation leads us to believe the intent was to follow the safe haven law.