December 21, 2020

On Saturday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 3, the Riley County Police Department will join local and state police agencies across Kansas in the Taking Down DUI traffic enforcement campaign. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will support overtime enforcement efforts to aggressively target and remove impaired drivers from our roads.

According to KDOT, the New Year’s Day holiday period outranks most other holidays in number of crashes in which at least one of the drivers is impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs.

December 17, 2020

A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection to the murder of a two-year-old child in Manhattan.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at approximately 10:47 a.m., officers responded to the report of a critically injured two-year-old male at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The child died later that day. 

Gage Anderson, 21, of Manhattan, was arrested earlier today on offenses of First-Degree Murder and Abuse of a Child. Anderson and the victim shared a place of residence. Anderson is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $500,000 bond. 

December 8, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 20-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 8, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Brian Griffith, 20, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of one count of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. Griffith was issued a total bond of $250,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.

December 4, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 19-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 4, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., Zelond Benymon, 19, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of three counts of rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Benymon was issued a total bond of $350,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.

December 3, 2020

From November 20 – 29, 2020, the Riley County Police Department joined other local and state agencies across Kansas in the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign. The concentrated effort to aggressively target and remove impaired drivers from our roads was facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Over the course of the campaign Riley County Police officers arrested one driver for Driving Under the Influence. A total of 19 speeding citations along with 41 other traffic citations were issued over the course of the campaign.

December 2, 2020

Officers filed a report for rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Manhattan on November 24, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Officers listed a 12-year-old female as the victim and a 23-year-old male known to her as the suspect.

On December 1, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Tavian Garrett, 23, of Ft. Riley was arrested in connection on the offenses of five counts of rape and five counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Garrett was issued a total bond of $350,000.00 and is confined in the Riley County Jail.