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April 27, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday April 28, 2017 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.

The purpose of this program is to place additional officers in and around the Manhattan area with the goal of detecting and deterring impaired driving.

April 22, 2017

Officers with the Riley County Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of Osage on April 21, 2017 at approximately 8:55 PM for a report of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. When responding officers arrived they found that Paul Walsh, 61, of Manhattan was deceased. Walsh’s next of kin has been notified.  

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.

April 14, 2017

Released by Ofc. Robinson


April 6, 2017

Released by Lt. Steve Boyda

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Riley County Police Department had its first of a series of seven DUI Saturation Patrols on the evening of March 31, 2017 into the early morning hours of April 1, 2017.

Five officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol.  Officers working the Saturation Patrol stopped fifty-three (53) motorists.  Of these, ten (10) were evaluated for DUI resulting in three (3) drivers being arrested for DUI. 

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.