July 30, 2019


Released by Hali Rowland

 MANHATTAN, KAN. – The man convicted in the shooting of a Riley County Police Department Officer was sentenced to 50 months in prison yesterday.

January 29, 2019

The persons pictured in these photographs are someone who may have information regarding a robbery that occurred on January 29, 2019, at approximately 3:50 PM in the 2000 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd at United Bank and Trust in Manhattan.

January 22, 2019


Tuttle Creek Blvd is back open. 

Highway 177 remains open but is down to one lane with traffic moving slowly through the area.

K-18 has been reopened as of January 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM.


Emergency Accident Reporting Phase is in effect for Riley County on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 12:25 p.m.

EARP is currently in effect for Riley County due to the slick road conditions and multiple slide-offs we are currently working.

November 19, 2018

Dennis Butler, the current Chief of the Ottawa Police Department, has been selected as the next Director of the Riley County Police Department. Butler was selected after an extensive nationwide search conducted by the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board in coordination with McGrath Human Resources Group. 

September 18, 2018

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at approximately 12:55 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a call regarding an injury accident in the 2700 block of Moehlman Rd.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash had occurred involving a member of the Riley County Police Department.

The bicyclist, Director Brad Schoen, was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Any further information should be requested through their agency.

May 31, 2018

  Battery on Linear Trail

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  On May 31, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to the report of a battery on Linear Trail near Richards Drive. Preliminary information gathered by investigators suggests there was one male attacker who battered a lone female runner. 

April 20, 2018

 DUI Saturation Patrol ◊

Released by Hali Rowland


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI and impaired driving 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 related impairment will be evaluated.  Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.               

March 23, 2018

Additional officers will be present in Aggieville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to accomodate anticipated celebratory crowds when the Kansas State Wildcats play in the Elite 8 round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. 

Access to Aggieville and the surrounding Triangle Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at Noon on Saturday. Road closures include: Manhattan Ave. from Anderson to Moro, Moro from Manhattan Ave. to 11th St. and 12st St. from the North alley on Moro to the South alley on Moro. 

March 7, 2018


Aggravated Robbery

March 7, 2018

Released by Sgt. Brad Ingalls