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.

May 14, 2021

Isain Misael Lopez, 24, of Joliet, Ill. was arrested yesterday by the Will County Sheriff’s Office with coordination with US Marshalls in Joliet on a Riley County District Court warrant. Lopez was already in custody in Joliet for a prior warrant at the time of this arrest.

The Riley County District Court warrant for Lopez’s arrest stemmed from the investigation of an August 2020 domestic incident at a local hotel. He was arrested for one count of each of the following charges; aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery.

May 6, 2021

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Riley County Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol.

Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol stopped twenty-six (26) motorists. Of these, six (6) were given written or verbal warnings and twenty (20) were issued citations. No DUI arrests were made.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving. We would like to thank the Kansas Department of Transportation for providing funding for the Saturation Patrol.

April 29, 2021

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Riley County Police Department will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers involved in the Saturation Patrol will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will be evaluated. Confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.

April 12, 2021

The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) has earned a “People Saving People” award from the Kansas Department of Transportation for improving safety on the roads through our Operation A.R.C. initiative. RCPD was one of two recipients of the award in the state and will be recognized at the 26th Annual KDOT 2021 Transportation Safety Conference for outstanding contributions to the improvement of transportation safety behavior in Kansas. 

April 7, 2021

To build community outreach and help solve crime, the Riley County Police Department has launched the Safe Caminitiative. Safe Cam is a voluntary database of video camera location and owner contact information. Video cameras are an invaluable tool helping to detect and apprehend criminals. Safe Cam allows RCPD to partner with citizens and local businesses to create secure, private mapping of locations of surveillance cameras. The information will be accessible to officers in the event a camera may have captured footage related to a crime. 

March 25, 2021

An Ogden man has been arrested in connection to a series of rapes reported to have occurred in Ogden from August 2020 to February 2021.

On March 5, 2021, officers filed a report for rape and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child under 14 years of age, listing now 13- and 15-year-old females as the victims and a now 18-year-old male as the suspect. Phillip Daniel Smith, 18, of Ogden was arrested yesterday in connection on one count of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child under 14 years of age and two counts of rape.

March 9, 2021

On Monday, March 8, 2021 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a single-vehicle fatality crash occurred in the 1800 block of Anderson Ave.

When officers arrived on scene they found a 2000 Toyota Celica driven by Jason Bly, 37, of Manhattan had crossed over traffic while heading westbound and struck a retaining wall.

Bly was pronounced deceased on scene.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time.

March 6, 2021

Two Manhattan brothers have been arrested in separate rape and aggravated criminal sodomy cases reported to have occurred in Manhattan from 2017 to 2021.

On February 21, 2021, officers filed a report for past sex offenses in Manhattan, listing a now 10-year-old female as the victim and a now 27-year-old male as the suspect. Severino Jimenez Calleja, 27, of Manhattan was arrested in connection on March 5, 2021, on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years of age and four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

March 5, 2021

On Sunday, March 7, in-person visitation at the Riley County Jail will resume. 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. Visitors must be at least 18 years old. Children are allowed in visitation only if they are the child or sibling of the inmate being visited. Visits are 15 minutes per inmate.

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