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.

August 28, 2012

The Riley County Police Department is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). One measure of a police department’s success in meeting these professional standards is through inviting the public to comment about the agency. The Riley County Police Department has established an online survey for this purpose. It can be found at: 

August 27, 2012

On August 31, 2012 the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol will be conducting a check lane in the city of Manhattan to seek out and apprehend impaired drivers. The check lane will take place from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m on September 1, 2012. The lane will be supported by the Breath Alcohol Testing Unit from the Kansas Highway Patrol. There will be 16 law enforcement officers participating in the check lane.

June 28, 2012

Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards $10,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. Each year eight $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.

June 15, 2012

On 06-14-2012 at 2125 hours, a strong-arm robbery was reported at 2101 Sloan. 48 year old Teresa White reported that she was pushed down from behind as she entered her residence and her purse was forcibly taken.
The suspect was described as:
A black male
Early 30's
Chubby face
Close cropped hair
about 5'07" and 200 lbs
Black jeans
Black shirt with horizontal white stripes
Suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. 

June 8, 2012

On 06-08-2012 at about 11:45 pm an armed robbery of a Pizza Hut Delivery driver took place at 1729 Ranser Road, MHK.
22 year old Pizza Hut deliveryman Brian Johnson II was attempting to make a delivery at 1729 Ranser Road, MHK when a white male approached him and demanded money and merchandise while holding a knife. Mr. Johnson complied and the suspect left the area in a newer, white, 4dr passenger car.
An undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise was taken. Mr. Johnson was not injured.

May 31, 2012

On 8/4/1977, the Riley County Police Deapartment was called to North Crest Trailer Park (Hunter’s Island), where the body of Warren “Tiger” Lewis was discovered. 

May 31, 2012

There is a correction to the spelling of the victim’s name. It is actually spelled Murrell. We apologize for the error.
On 8/4/1977, the Riley County Police Department was called to North Crest Trailer Park (Hunter’s Island), where the body of Warren “Tiger” Lewis was discovered. 

May 21, 2012

On May 18, 2012 at approximately 0720 hours the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call at a Manhattan residence about a deceased male. The caller believed the male, a 24 year old Fort Riley Soldier, was already deceased at the time of the 911 call and this was confirmed by EMS and the Coroner. 

May 17, 2012

May 13th thru May 19th, 2012 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Riley County Police Department invites the public to join us and other area law enforcement agencies in honoring officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. 

May 14, 2012

As of 930 am K-18 is open in both directions.
Original Message:
Due to a fatality traffic accident on K-18 between Miller Parkway and Scenic Drive, both lanes of traffic are closed for an unknown amount of time. Travelers wanting to get to or from Manhattan from the south should use Exit 313 (K-177s) on I-70 (avoid exit 303). Travelers needing to get to the Manhattan Airport from Manhattan (westbound traffic) should use Scenic Drive.