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April 5, 2017


On April 4, 2017 at approximately 7:55 PM, officers with the Riley County Police Department were made aware of a threat posted to social media site Snapchat. A 17 year old male student at Manhattan High School saw a story posted to a 15 year old male’s Snapchat account that caused him alarm. The picture in question had what appeared to be two handguns with a caption of “wild” with 3 skull emojis, and additional text stating “Don’t go to school tomorrow”.

March 13, 2017


On March 9 and March 10, 2017, officers responded to 2 separate calls from local gas stations reporting they had found “skimmers”, or devices that can be used to obtain credit or debit card information from customers paying at the pump. Both devices found were located inside the pump, and were undetectable without opening the pumps.

March 9, 2017


The Riley County Police Department, in conjunction with Pawnee Mental Health Services, is proud to announce the creation of the mental health co-responder position. The co-responder works for Pawnee, but is assigned full-time with RCPD to provide help with crises services.

February 17, 2017


February 15, 2017


On February 14, 2017, Riley County Dispatch received an assist other jurisdiction request in regards to a chase that originated with the Rossville (Kansas) Police Department. The chase began in Shawnee County, continued through Pottawatomie County, and eventually entered Riley County.

February 1, 2017


At 2:56 a.m. on Tuesday morning January 31, 2017, the Manhattan Fire Department’s Engine 5 was dispatched to report of a car fire on Ledge Stone Drive. Upon arrival, the crew found a passenger vehicle on fire approximately 100 feet off the end of Ledge Stone Drive. The crew of Engine 5 was able to quickly extinguish the fire.

December 14, 2016



The Riley County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Narianna Williams, who has several active warrants. Narianna is fully aware of her warrants. Narianna is not a danger to the public, but if located, do not attempt to apprehend her. If you have any information, please contact the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112 and ask for Detective Dunn, or contact the Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477

November 18, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Officers with the Riley County Police Department and Kansas State University Police Department in a collaborative response between area emergency personnel arrived at the scene of a single vehicle collision near the intersection of College Avenue and Kimball Avenue in Manhattan at approximately 7:20 AM today. 

November 7, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN.The Rile County Police Patrol conducted a DUI saturation patrol in the early morning hours of November 5, 2016 in the Manhattan area. The patrol was designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roadway.

Officers conducted 40 traffic stops. Of those, 3 drivers were arrested for DUI and one driver for driving while revoked.