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September 10, 2021

A man and woman have been arrested on a warrant in connection to multiple sex crimes reported to have occurred in Manhattan in August 2021.

On August 8, 2021, officers filed a report for rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child, criminal threat and providing alcohol to minors.

September 7, 2021

Join the Riley County Police Department for free food and a meet-and-greet with RCPD personnel, specialty teams, vehicles and other local emergency service units at National Night Out. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at City Park along Central Park Rd. from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

July 30, 2021

A Manhattan man was arrested late this afternoon in connection to a domestic incident that occurred yesterday in Manhattan.

Desie Chatfield, 41, of Manhattan was arrested for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery today stemming from the incident involving a 42-year-old female victim. Chatfield is alleged to have prevented the victim from leaving a residence after an argument and stabbing her in the arm with a fork.

Chatfield is currently confined in the Riley County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

July 16, 2021

A Salina man has been arrested on a warrant stemming from a November 2019 aggravated robbery in Manhattan.

On November 9, 2019 around 11:35 p.m., officers responded to the report of a robbery in the 400 block of Fremont St. A 31-year-old male victim reported two masked suspects robbed him at gun point. 

Lee Dennis Noonan, 30, of Salina was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated kidnapping. Noonan is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $150,000 bond. 

July 14, 2021

The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, and other law enforcement partners will be participating in a joint active violence training exercise taking place over three consecutive days next week. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during crisis situations.

June 25, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Riley County Police Department will expand its fingerprinting services to accommodate general licensing applications.

RCPD will now provide fingerprinting services for applications (i.e. teacher, daycare, adoption, nursing, insurance, etc.). Fingerprints will be available on a walk-in basis only, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the front lobby of the Riley County Police Department located at 1001 S. Seth Child Rd. in Manhattan.

June 23, 2021

An Alabama man has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Manhattan on June 22, 2021.

Officers responded to a 911 call for an individual with gunshot wounds in the 400 block of S. Juliette Ave. in Manhattan on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, shortly before 3:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported from the scene to Via Christi in critical condition.

June 21, 2021

Today, the Law Board approved the Riley County Police Department Budget for the upcoming year.

The approved budget is $22.98 million. This is an increase of 3.57% over the 2021 budget.

June 21, 2021

The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) and the Manhattan-Riley County Coalition for Equal Justice (CEJ) have united to establish the Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) Working Group. The objective of the FIP Working Group is to maintain a collaborative and mutually respectful relationship between RCPD and CEJ in an effort to implement positive changes within RCPD. The group will submit recommendations to the Director of the RCPD concerning the advancement of fair and impartial policing practices for which the group is named.

June 15, 2021

During the Click It or Ticket Campaign from May 21 - 31, the Riley County Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving, and other traffic laws.  During the campaign, officers wrote 155 safety belt citations, one child restraint citations, zero speeding citations, two texting while driving citations, and 11 other citations and arrests, including one DUI arrests. 173 vehicle stops were made during the campaign.