February 18, 2015

The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on February 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Radina’s On The Hill located on the west side of Manhattan. Sgt. Dustin Weiszbrod from the Riley County Police Department’s Hazardous Material Response Team will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss the team’s role as a resource within the community.

February 18, 2015

The Riley County Police Department celebrated achievements of their employees and volunteers throughout the 2014 year on February 15, 2015 at the annual awards banquet. The event was well attended and supported by Community 1st National Bank, Manhattan Town Center, and Leonardville State Bank. RCPD is proud to announce the following award recipients.

February 10, 2015

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On February 10, 2015 at approximately 8:40 AM the Riley County Police Department responded to a complaint of a suspicious package in the median of Seth Child Road above Kimball Ave. As a matter of routine, members of the Manhattan Fire Department also responded to assist law enforcement. 

Bomb technicians with the Riley County Police Department were called to the scene as a precaution after the item was confirmed to be potentially explosive in nature. 

February 10, 2015

MANHATTAN KAN. - On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1:20 AM officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph, Kansas. Once on scene officers found that a 46-year-old male, identified as Steven Hoard of Randolph, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was deceased. 

This accident occurred after Hoard tripped while holding a firearm near a wooded area on his property. 

The Riley County Police Department ruled this death an accident and suspect no foul play.

February 7, 2015

On February 6, 2015 at approximately 6:52 PM the Riley County Police Department received an emergency call for service requesting a rescue. One 30-year-old male victim was entrapped in dirt and mud near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossilridge in Manhattan following a trench collapse.  The victim was a City of Manhattan employee who had been repairing a water main when the trench collapsed upon him.  Effort to free him was immediate.