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.

March 2, 2020

A Riley County Police Officer has been recognized as the Veterans of Foreign War State of Kansas Officer of the Year.  Officer Michael Wagenblast was presented the award at the February Law Board meeting in Ogden.

February 25, 2020

An Ogden man was arrested early this morning in connection to the theft of power tools and other construction items from Habitat for Humanity.

February 23, 2020

A 22-year-old man is confined in the Riley County Jail after a 3-month criminal investigation and 2 active grass fires in rural Riley County on Friday night.

Samuel Gilbert, a Riley County Fire volunteer firefighter, was arrested on two counts of Arson. He is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

Gilbert was taken into custody around 11:55 p.m. Friday near a pasture fire at the intersection of Alert Road and Sherman Road. The other fire reported that night was on land near Fairview Church Road and Calvary Road. 

February 15, 2020

An Ohio teen is facing federal charges in connection to a November 2019 hoax hostage situation at a Manhattan elementary school.

Allen Kenna, 18, has been charged with attempted use of an explosive device and interstate communication of threats, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland.

February 8, 2020

A 27-year-old man is confined in the Riley County Jail after three local businesses were burglarized Friday night. 

Oliver Henry, 27, was arrested while in the 1800 block of Claflin on offenses of criminal damage to property X3, burglary X2, and attempted burglary. Henry is being held on a $15,000.00 bond 

January 30, 2020

Just after Noon on Thursday, January 30th, 2020, officers with the Riley County Police Department made an arrest in connection to a shooting that injured a 28-year-old man in Southwest Manhattan yesterday.

Jalen Gill, 18, of Manhattan was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for attempted 2nd degree murder, aggravated endangering a child x 3, aggravated assault, and criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building. 

The victim was treated and released from Via Christi.

January 28, 2020

Riley County Police Department’s K9 Monster will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

January 24, 2020

David Adams

EMS/Ambulance Director

2011 Claflin Road

(785) 565-6591

Traffic Accident on Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Around 5:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24th, a fatality crash occurred in the 4400 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard involving two pedestrians and a Riley County plow truck.

January 17, 2020

On Thursday, January 16th around 10:40 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered the Wendy’s restaurant in the 3000 block of Anderson Avenue in Manhattan. The suspect demanded money from staff before leaving the scene.

If you have any information on this crime, please contact RCPD at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using the Crime Stoppers service allows you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward up to $1,000.00.

January 8, 2020


Saturation Patrol Results ◊ 

MANHATTAN, KAN. – From December 26th through January 1st the Riley County Police Department joined other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a concentrated effort to remove drunk and other drugged drivers from the roads. ‘Taking Down DUI,’ is a campaign facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.