The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) requires that information on arrests to include name, age, and address of the arrested, be only published for up to 48 hours. To remain in compliance, the Riley County Police Department will not make press releases available via our archive feature if they contain protected information.

November 19, 2020

For continued protection of the inmates in our care and our corrections staff, routine in-person jail visitation is suspended until further notice as a precaution due to COVID-19.

Free video visitation will continue to be available in the lobby of the Riley County Police Department from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff will be routinely disinfecting the lobby area. Visitors are required to wear a face covering.

November 17, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 29, the Riley County Police Department will join local and state police agencies across Kansas in the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will support overtime enforcement efforts to aggressively target and remove impaired drivers from our roads.

November 16, 2020

As the upcoming school break approaches, we want to remind students that areas of high-density student housing are often targeted by criminals during breaks in the academic calendar because a majority of residents are out of town.

October 29, 2020

During the course of a criminal investigation, officers attempted to make contact with a 21-year-old male they believed had information about the investigation. When officers' attempts to make contact with the individual were ineffective, a search warrant for a residence in the 2000 block of College Ave. in Manhattan was acquired. Upon entering the residence, officers found the individual deceased. No foul play is suspected. Due to the ongoing investigation no further information will be released.

October 25, 2020

On Saturday, October 24, 2020 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at Wal-Mart and the Westloop Dillons in Manhattan. 

The take-back event was a success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 129.5 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications were collected.

October 21, 2020

A Riley County Police Department Corrections Officer has been arrested after a reported domestic battery.

On Monday, October 19, 2020 at approximately 5:03 p.m., a 28-year old female reported a known 33-year-old male battered her.

Ace Thompson, 33, of Manhattan was arrested today on offenses of domestic battery and criminal restraint. Thompson was issued a total bond of $1,500.00. Thompson posted bond and is no longer confined in the Riley County jail.

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.