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.

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.

May 29, 2020


A little after 12:30 p.m. the Riley County Police Department Bomb Team and the Kansas Highway Patrol Hazardous Device Unit cleared the terminal at the Manhattan Regional Airport and nothing suspicious was located.

Both departments will continue to search along the perimeter of the airport, but at this time no threat has been located.

May 20, 2020

Lieutenant Tim Schuck recently completed an intensive 12-week accredited college educational program for police command personnel at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  The 143rd Administrative Officers Course included courses on leadership, police administration, legal issues, and organizational performance and behavior. 

May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20th jail visitation will begin again. Visitation is on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with sign-up from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with sign-up from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Visits are 15 minutes per inmate.

April 16, 2020

A body found in Wildcat Creek over the weekend has been identified as a local missing man, Robert Weixelman, 39, of Manhattan who was last seen by family on February 21, 2020.

April 3, 2020

Riley County Police Department’s K9 Monster has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Beth Frank of Alaska K9 Center, North Pole, AK and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Alaska K9 Center”.

March 31, 2020

Members of the Riley County Police Department raised over $2,000 for Kansas athletes with intellectual disabilities by participating in the virtual Kansas Special Olympics Polar Plunge — Corona Style.

Officers, Dispatchers and Corrections Officers soaked themselves in ice-cold water all for charity.

RCPD participates in the yearly event which helps to keep more than 4,000 Special Olympics Athletes on the playing field throughout the year.

We continue supporting our community through this public health crisis in whatever means we can.