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July 28, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th, 2016 the Riley County Police Department will be conducting two DUI Saturation Patrols.  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.

July 13, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department has planned a phone service outage of the Administration phone lines which will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2016 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. This scheduled outage will effect callers who dial “785-537-2112” and will not interfere with 911 phones lines. 

In the event of a non-emergency need to contact police please use the phone number "785-370-5293." RCPD apologizes for any inconveniences that this phone system upgrade may cause.

June 22, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  The Riley County Police Department and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS will be participating in a training exercise taking place over 3 consecutive days later this month. This training will focus on streamlining interagency cooperation during high stress and dynamic emergency responses.  

June 3, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. - The structure fire that occurred at 801 Moro Street early Thursday morning on June 2, 2016, has been ruled incendiary by fire investigators.  Investigators from the Manhattan Fire Department, the Riley County Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) conducted the origin and cause investigation.

May 31, 2016

Manhattan, Kan.- Emergency personnel responded to the 500 block of McDowell Creek Road, in Manhattan on May 28th, 2016 at approximately 11:10 PM for a report of a suicide.  When responding officers arrived they found Brian James Gaede-Shilling, 30, of Manhattan was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted wound. 

Police do not suspect foul play based on information and evidence collected at the scene.  Furthermore, officials confirmed that the public is not in danger as a result of this death. 

May 23, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  Police in Riley County were alerted to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on May 22, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM in the 1300 block of S. Scenic Drive at the intersection of Fort Riley Blvd. This collision occurred when a 1995 Honda motorcycle lost control and left the roadway striking the traffic roundabout median. 

Richard Harrison, 71, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of death and it’s relation to the collision are unknown at the time of this release.

May 10, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. –  The Riley County Police Department is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 annual RCPD Scholarship Award. Bailey London, the daughter of Sgt. Brian London, was awarded this $500.00 scholarship in May of this year after a selection process conducted throughout the spring. She will be attending Kansas University in the fall. Also receiving this scholarship is Carter Nelson, the son of former Captain Hank Nelson. Carter will be attending school in the fall to pursue a career in computer information sciences.

May 9, 2016

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its first of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of April 30, 2016 into the early morning hours of May 1, 2016.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped thirty-eight (38) motorists.  Of these, three (3) were evaluated for DUI resulting in two (2) drivers being arrested for DUI.