March 8, 2019


Fake Patty’s Day 2019 ◊


Released by Rachel Pate

MANHATTAN, KAN. – During the 2019 celebration of “Fake Patty’s Day” on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM, law enforcement responded to 172 calls for service (generated by citizen complaints and not including officer-initiated calls for service). These complaints consisted of, but are not limited to, parking problems (26), welfare checks (18), disturbing the peace (16), and non-injury accident (13).

During this time period, officers took (1) report of violent crime and filed 52 reports, not including alcohol related crime.

Police officers physically arrested 39 subjects. Crimes that caused arrests included, but are not limited to DUI (19), disorderly conduct (6), unlawful possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor (3), and possession of marijuana (4).

Police issued 260 citations for offenses that included, but are not limited to, possession of an open container of alcohol (61), possession of alcohol by a minor (23), parking issues (117), and minor obtain or purchase alcohol (26).

The Riley County Police Department would like to thank the businesses and volunteers involved in creating and maintaining a well organized Operation Center, as well as the agencies who provided assistance during this event. This police response could not have been possible without the assistance of: the Emporia Police Department, Lawrence Police Department, Junction City Police Department, Kansas State University Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Riley, Riley County EMS, Riley County Emergency Management, Manhattan Fire Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigations and the Kansas Alcohol Beverage Control, Riley County Juvenile Intake and Community Corrections.