September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, Lieutenant Brad Jager graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Two hundred and fifty-six law enforcement officers graduated from the 277th session which included members of law enforcement agencies from thirty-four countries, five military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations. The academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Lt. Jager has a proven record of professionalism at RCPD, making him eligible to attend.

September 20, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, around 7:15 p.m., the Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from Via Christi stating an infant was brought in after reportedly being found in the 2000 block of North Manhattan.
 
The baby was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka as a precaution. The mother was later identified and is in good health. Further investigation leads us to believe the intent was to follow the safe haven law.
 

September 16, 2019

On September 15, 2019 at approximately 3:06 AM, RCPD received a report of a large fight in progress in the parking lot of a house party located in the 1300 block of Fremont St., Manhattan, KS. Shortly thereafter RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired with people running from the area. The house where the fight occurred was hit by bullets.  At the time of this writing there have been no reports of injury. An Aggravated Assault report was filed listing several males as victims ranging in ages from 31 to 21 years of age.

September 13, 2019

On September 12, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM, RCPD received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Westwood and Oak St, Manhattan, KS. Upon arrival officers discovered several spent shell casings in a parking lot off of Oak St which is south of the Manhattan High School West Campus.  Information on scene indicates that two vehicles met in the parking lot.  The occupants of the vehicles interacted for a while before shots were fired.  Both vehicles then fled the area. A house in the 200 Block of Ridge was struck by a bullet.

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police Department Emergency Communications Center has upgraded its infrastructure to Next Generation 911, an internet-based system.

The transition to NG911 is the beginning step toward enhanced capabilities such as more accurate caller location and a faster, more resilient emergency system. Next Generation 911 allows for text-to-911 services in addition to the potential for sending and receiving other digital information and data in the future.

September 10, 2019

The Riley County Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, September 6th into Saturday, September 7th in Manhattan. The checkpoint was designed to identify impaired drivers and remove them from the roadway.

Three hundred and thirty three vehicles were stopped in the checkpoint. Twenty-one people were evaluated for DUI, resulting in five arrests.

Funding for the DUI checkpoint is being provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Project