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.

December 20, 2012

Effective 12-20-2012 at 07:00 AM, the RCPD has entered into an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase due to weather conditions.
Until further notice the RCPD will not respond to traffic accidents unless they involve road blockage or injuries. Additionally the RCPD will not take reports on most accidents during this time.
Drivers involved in accidents are advised to:
  • Remove yourself and your vehicle from the roadway
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s)

December 19, 2012

On 12-17-2012 between 10:34 and 10:44 PM a business burglary occurred at Grand Slam Sports located at 2007 Fort Riley Blvd, MHK. The incident was reported to the police by the owner of the business, 62 year old Michael Thompson.
Entry was gain by breaking the glass to the front door of the business. Damage to the door was estimated at $1,000.
Once inside the suspect(s) took the following items:
Mizuno Sport shoes $450
Miken Demarti Baseball Bats $14,000
Purple Mizuno Baseball Bag $50

December 8, 2012

On December 8, 2012 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Jessica Farmer, a 61 year old Manhattan resident, reported that she was attacked and that her purse was taken. Farmer described that she was struck with a blunt object while she was walking in the alley in the 900 block of Osage in Manhattan and the assailant then took her purse and fled. She described that the suspect was thinly built and approximately 5’8” tall. She described that the suspect was wearing a black jacket and a black hat. She was unable to provide the suspects race. Farmer was transported to Mercy Health Center by 

November 17, 2012

On November 16, 2012 at approximately 2115 hours a vehicle/pedestrian accident occurred in the 400 block of N. 11th Street Manhattan, Kansas. On scene investigation revealed that Black 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 18 year old Matthew VanHorn of 1525 Oxford Place #9, MHK was southbound in the 400 block of North 11th Street when it collided with 26 year old Kevin Wallpe of 430 Osage Street, MHK as he ran west across 11th Street from an alleyway.

November 14, 2012

Director Bradley J. Schoen announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Monday, December 3rd, 2012 to examine all aspects of the Riley County Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Riley County Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Schoen said.

October 6, 2012

On October 5, 2012 at approximately 2359 hours the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call reporting a home invasion; the caller added a person may have been shot or stabbed.
Patrol Officers arrived at the scene located at the Chase Manhattan Apartments and learned a suspect disguised in a black mask and hoodie had fled the area. Patrol Officers secured the area and located an injured male who was transported by Riley County Ambulance to Mercy Hospital where he was stabilized and then transported by Life Flight to Via Christi in Wichita Kansas. 

October 4, 2012

On Friday October 5th, 2012 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 and appropriate enforcement action will be taken.

September 24, 2012

Due to a rockslide along the west side of Tuttle Creek Blvd at the intersection of Casement Road, all southbound traffic at this intersection is being diverted. Northbound traffic can proceed as usual but southbound traffic on Tuttle Creek Blvd. is being diverted east onto Casement Road. Drivers should expect delays and would be best served to avoid the intersection. This closure began at approx. 0430 and will continue indefinitely.

September 21, 2012


September 17, 2012

Updated Information:
On 09-16-2012 at about 10:00 PM a 34 year old male walked into the Mercy Regional Health Center with a significant cut to his mouth. Follow up investigation revealed that the male had been involved in at least one physical altercation at Bobby T’s, 3240 Kimball Ave, MHK on 09-16-2012 at 0210 hours. The male later awoke in a pool of blood in the laundry room of 3120 Heritage Lane and walked home.