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September 16, 2019

On September 15, 2019 at approximately 3:06 AM, RCPD received a report of a large fight in progress in the parking lot of a house party located in the 1300 block of Fremont St., Manhattan, KS. Shortly thereafter RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired with people running from the area. The house where the fight occurred was hit by bullets.  At the time of this writing there have been no reports of injury. An Aggravated Assault report was filed listing several males as victims ranging in ages from 31 to 21 years of age.

September 13, 2019

On September 12, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM, RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Westwood and Oak St, Manhattan, KS. Upon arrival officers discovered several spent shell casings in a parking lot off of Oak St which is south of the Manhattan High School West Campus.  Information on scene indicates that two vehicles met in the parking lot.  The occupants of the vehicles interacted for a while before shots were fired.  Both vehicles then fled the area. A house in the 200 Block of Ridge was struck by a bullet.

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center has upgraded its infrastructure to Next Generation 911, an internet-based system.

The transition to NG911 is the beginning step toward enhanced capabilities such as more accurate caller location and a faster, more resilient emergency system. Next Generation 911 allows for text-to-911 services in addition to the potential for sending and receiving other digital information and data in the future.

August 28, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Riley County Police Department arrested two juveniles on felony criminal threat offenses stemming from posts on social media.

A 15-year-old male was arrested on 3 counts of aggravated criminal threat, criminal use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicle burglary. A 15-year-old female was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal threat and criminal use of a firearm.

August 28, 2019

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

More than 50 people have been indicted on federal charges as a result of a three-year investigation to identify traffickers behind a rising tide of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs on the streets of Manhattan, Kan., U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

August 22, 2019


Criminal Threat ◊

 August 22, 2019

Released by Captain Josh Kyle

 MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, RCPD was alerted by a citizen that a video had been posted to Snapchat which depicted a 15-year-old male and 15-year-old female holding what appeared to be a gun and making threatening statements.     

August 13, 2019

The Riley County Police Department has pledged to join the One Mind Campaign in an effort to continue improving police response to people affected by mental illness.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police campaign is a way for RCPD to further unite with our community and local mental health organizations to ensure successful interactions between the three groups. 

August 12, 2019

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose ◊


Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Thursday, August 15th through Monday, September 2nd the Riley County Police Department is joining other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a concentrated effort to remove drunk and other drugged drivers from the roads. ‘You Drink, You Drive, You Lose,’ is a campaign facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

August 2, 2019

 On August 2, 2019, detectives with the Riley County Police Department made a probable cause arrest of Robert Iacobellis, 60, Manhattan, for the offenses of 

July 18, 2019

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Riley County Emergency Dispatch Center began receiving several calls reporting shots fired in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they attempted to make contact with a 35-year-old male inside a residence where the shots were reportedly coming from.

As a precaution, people in the area were advised to shelter in place or evacuate depending on their proximity to the home.