October 19, 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.

October 12, 2020

The Riley County Police Department welcomes Aaron Wintermote as the new Public Information Officer. Wintermote comes to RCPD from USA Softball in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he spent six months as a Communications Intern. He also spent close to two years working in the K-State Athletics Communications office as a Student Assistant and the Women's Golf Team media contact. Wintermote received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising from Kansas State University on December 14, 2019.

October 9, 2020


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, October 9, 2020 at approximately 5:23 pm, the Riley County Police Department Communications Center received a report of shots fired in the 700 block of Allison Ave in Manhattan. When officers and Riley County EMS arrived on scene, they found two adult male victims with apparent gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced deceased on scene.

The victims were identified as Skylar Havens, 19, and Javon Gray, 23, both of Manhattan, and they were known to the suspect.

October 2, 2020

A Manhattan man is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting in the 4600 block of Freeman Road in Manhattan. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, at approximately 7:48 p.m., the Riley County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a man stating a family member discharged a firearm and was threatening to shoot the caller. Officers arrived on scene and determined the man was experiencing a mental health crisis. A Mental Health Co-Responder was requested to respond and arrived around 9 p.m.

September 28, 2020

On September 28, 2020, at approximately 5:17 am, the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of Hobbs Dr in Manhattan. When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim, a 19-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries. 

Officers are still on scene, as this is an active investigation. No suspect has been arrested at this time. 

September 24, 2020

Department specific coronavirus statistics will now be included in the Police Activity Report posted weekday on our website. This report will include new positive cases, active cases, and recovered cases.

Statistics will be available in the report posted by 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

“We will continue to share updates with the community about positive COVID-19 cases within the department,” said Director Butler. “Transparency and an open line of communication help us serve you better.” 

September 23, 2020

Today, a Riley County Police Department employee tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the first RCPD employee to test positive since the pandemic started. There is no evidence at this stage that the virus was contracted through department activities.

The employee has not been at work since first becoming aware of the exposure, and will continue to isolate and recover at home.  The employee has reported only mild symptoms at this time.