February 1, 2017

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

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.

The vehicle, a 2008 Pontiac G5, was a total loss with estimated damage of $4,500.00. The vehicle was unoccupied and the cause of the fire is suspected to be arson. Investigators with Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department are investigating the fire.

Officers listed Ryan Brooks, 29, of Manhattan, as the victim when he reported that his Pontiac G5 had been stolen by an unknown suspect. Brooks told investigators that he had a Bow Tech Bow and a Quick Silver metal detector, along with approximately $800.00 worth of silver in the vehicle. Officers found the bow and metal detector destroyed inside the vehicle, but did not locate the silver. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $5,950.00.

Police ask that anyone with information contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. Using the

Crime Stoppers service can allow you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. If you have questions regarding the fire, please contact Deputy Chief Ryan Almes, Manhattan Fire Department, at 785-587-4504.

The Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers can be contacted through the website at www.ManhattanRileyCountyCrimeStoppers.com or by phone at 785-539-7777.