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November 8, 2019


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, November 8th, 2019, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls from citizens reporting hearing the sound of gunshots in the 1400 block of Hartman Place in Manhattan.

Officers quickly responded and found one male victim suffering from what appears to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

November 7, 2019

For the past several years, RCPD has worked to not only say we are community oriented but to show it. We have made it a priority to get out into the community and be a part of the events that matter most to you -- because together, we are a stronger, safer community. We run with the Special Olympics to raise money for Kansas athletes with intellectual disabilities. We walk in unity on Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery and celebrating freedom for all in Riley County.

November 2, 2019


We need your help finding Cory Ryan Calkins, 33, of Manhattan. He escaped from custody this morning after being apprehended on probable cause offenses of aggravated burglary, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 1, 2019

Our condolences are with the victim who died in the shooting from last night. We would like to thank all the people we interviewed and came into contact with who were cooperative in assisting with the late-night investigation. Because of the support from the community, our detectives were able to identify, and arrest the suspect in a murder investigation within 12 hours of the crime. 

October 31, 2019

On October 30, 2019 at about 10:45 PM, the RCPD was notified that the Safe School Hotline had received an anonymous call from a person reporting that there was a rumor among Manhattan High School – East Campus students about wearing a safe color to school on the 31st to avoid being shot.  

October 28, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 the Riley County Police Department in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted a drug take-back event at two locations in Manhattan. 

The take-back event was a success at both locations. In just four hours, approximately 173 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications were collected.

October 22, 2019

The Riley County Police Department is proud to have pledged our support of the “Yes, This Room.” public awareness campaign which seeks to raise awareness of sexual assault while combatting the normalization of sexual violence in our society. 

October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call stating an adult male had been shot in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 20-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound not believed to be life threatening. He was transported to Via Christi for treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time. Investigation suggests this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Lieutenant Brad Jager graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated from the 277th session which included members of law enforcement agencies from thirty-four countries, five military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations. The academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Lt. Jager has a proven record of professionalism at RCPD, making him eligible to attend.

September 20, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, around 7:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from Via Christi stating an infant was brought in after reportedly being found in the 2000 block of North Manhattan.
The baby was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka as a precaution. The mother was later identified and is in good health. Further investigation leads us to believe the intent was to follow the safe haven law.