September 28, 2020

On September 28, 2020, at approximately 5:17 am, the Riley County Police Department Dispatch Center received a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of Hobbs Dr in Manhattan. When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim, a 19-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries. 

Officers are still on scene, as this is an active investigation. No suspect has been arrested at this time. 

September 24, 2020

Department specific coronavirus statistics will now be included in the Police Activity Report posted weekday on our website. This report will include new positive cases, active cases, and recovered cases.

Statistics will be available in the report posted by 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

“We will continue to share updates with the community about positive COVID-19 cases within the department,” said Director Butler. “Transparency and an open line of communication help us serve you better.” 

September 23, 2020

Today, a Riley County Police Department employee tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the first RCPD employee to test positive since the pandemic started. There is no evidence at this stage that the virus was contracted through department activities.

The employee has not been at work since first becoming aware of the exposure, and will continue to isolate and recover at home.  The employee has reported only mild symptoms at this time. 

September 10, 2020

Join the Riley County Police Department for free food and a virtual meet-and-greet at National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6th. You can drive through the Riley County Fair Grounds to pick up free hamburger and hotdog meals and view emergency service units all while staying in your vehicle. Meals will be handed out by RCPD employees in personal protective gear. After receiving your free food, you can drive through to Hulburt Arena to see displayed emergency response vehicles.


September 10, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Manhattan on September 9, 2020, at approximately 3:00 pm. Officers listed a 15-year-old female as the victim and a 67-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

September 6, 2020

On September 6, 2020, at approximately 12:14 am, Riley County Police Department Officers came in contact with Joshua Stepney, 31 of Manhattan in the 1200 block of Moro St.  Mr. Stepney had an active arrest warrant through the Riley County District Court for Probation Violation.  Mr. Stepney physically resisted the officers when they attempted to arrest him. RCPD Officers placed Stepney’s arms behind his back and utilized a wrist lock technique as he continued to resist being placed in handcuffs. The wrist lock was released once Stepney was placed in handcuffs.