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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 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 5, 2020

A local man was found safe after reportedly going missing while swimming at Pillsbury Crossing.

On Friday, June 5th around 9:18 p.m. the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call stating a man in his 20s was swimming with a group of friends and could not be found.

RCPD, Riley County EMS, Manhattan Fire Department, Wildlife and Parks, Riley County Rural Fire, and others worked for nearly two hours searching the area for the man.

Just after 11 p.m. emergency services made contact with the missing man, safe at his home.

June 1, 2020

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a Riley County Police Department officer on patrol was approached by a citizen in the 1500 block of Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan claiming he had been battered at his home by an unidentified police officer several hours earlier.

RCPD immediately notified the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, who agreed to investigate.  RCPD will fully cooperate with the investigation. Please direct any questions to the Communication Director for the KBI, Melissa Underwood.

May 30, 2020

On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in the 3000 block of Anderson Avenue inside Powercat Sports Grill.

Investigation revealed the stabbing to be self-inflicted. The 25-year-old victim was transported to Via Christi Ascension Hospital in Manhattan where he later died.

May 29, 2020

"I don’t claim to know how everyone in Riley County feels after watching the horrific video of George Floyd in the last moments of his life, but I had the same gut reaction as when Walter Scott was murdered by a police officer in South Carolina and when Ahmed Aubrey was murdered in Georgia by vigilantes and then law enforcement and prosecutors were slow to do their jobs. There’s more examples I could cite.