September 25, 2020

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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.