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.

February 19, 2021

A Naples, Texas man has been arrested in connection to a series of rapes reported to have occurred in Ogden, Kan. from 2004 to 2012.

On November 11, 2020, officers filed a report for several past rape and aggravated criminal sodomy offenses in Ogden, listing a now 21-year-old female as the victim and a now 46-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

Michael James Tschantz, 46, was arrested this afternoon at the Naples Texas Police Department on a Riley County District Court warrant for five counts of rape of a child under 14 years of age.

February 15, 2021

Due to the extreme cold temperatures affecting the regional power supply, Evergy will begin rolling blackouts or “Emergency Load Reductions” to conserve electricity. Today and tomorrow, Evergy will turn off electricity to blocks of customers for approximately 30-60 minutes, then turn the electricity back on again. This may happen multiple times during this period. Rolling blackouts may also occur overnight but there is no posted schedule at this time.

February 9, 2021

As The Riley County Health Department ramps up vaccine distribution, we would like to remind individuals to be aware of potential scams. While none have been reported in our area, the Riley County Police Department warns the community about several COVID-19 vaccination and testing scam tactics.

Possible scams to be on the lookout for are:

Ads for vaccines through social media:

December 21, 2020

On Saturday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 3, the Riley County Police Department will join local and state police agencies across Kansas in the Taking Down DUI 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.

According to KDOT, the New Year’s Day holiday period outranks most other holidays in number of crashes in which at least one of the drivers is impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs.

December 17, 2020

A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection to the murder of a two-year-old child in Manhattan.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at approximately 10:47 a.m., officers responded to the report of a critically injured two-year-old male at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The child died later that day. 

Gage Anderson, 21, of Manhattan, was arrested earlier today on offenses of First-Degree Murder and Abuse of a Child. Anderson and the victim shared a place of residence. Anderson is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $500,000 bond. 

December 8, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 20-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 8, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Brian Griffith, 20, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of one count of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. Griffith was issued a total bond of $250,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.

December 4, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 19-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 4, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., Zelond Benymon, 19, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of three counts of rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Benymon was issued a total bond of $350,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.

December 3, 2020

From November 20 – 29, 2020, the Riley County Police Department joined other local and state agencies across Kansas in the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign. The concentrated effort to aggressively target and remove impaired drivers from our roads was facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Over the course of the campaign Riley County Police officers arrested one driver for Driving Under the Influence. A total of 19 speeding citations along with 41 other traffic citations were issued over the course of the campaign.

December 2, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 23-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 1, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Tavian Garrett, 23, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of five counts of rape and five counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Garrett was issued a total bond of $350,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.

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.

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