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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 26, 2015

    Man arrested on charge of sex with child

    An 18-year-old Manhattan man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an incident of sex with a child. Riley County Police arrested Codey Thomas Lindquist for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation of a child. In

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 25, 2015

    Junction City man receives life for role in crack cocaine ring

    A Junction City man was sentenced to life in federal prison Monday for his role in a crack cocaine ring uncovered in 2013. Another defendant in the case was sentenced to more than 21 years. The case stems from Operation Adabag, a massive multi-agency investigation that in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 23, 2015

    Man charged in September crash

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Friday in connection with a September crash that severely injured a passenger. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Piyush Patil, 19,  on a warrant for aggravated battery (DUI causing bodily harm). Police previously said Patil was driving a 2011 BMX X3

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2015

    Arand gets life for killing uncle

    A Belvue man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 death of his uncle. Christopher Arand, 37, admitted to killing 70-year-old Larry Arand just before a jury trial was scheduled to begin in October. According to an arrest affidavit, Arand told police that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2015

    Man facing murder charge free on lowered bond

    A Riley man arrested last week for second-degree murder is no longer confined to jail after a judge lowered his bond from $250,000 to $100,000. Joshua Michael Mall, 39, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.13 when he collided with another vehicle and then struck a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Affidavit: alcohol a factor in crash

    According to an affidavit released Thursday, a Riley man arrested for second-degree murder after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his daughter had a blood alcohol level of 0.13, well above the legal limit of 0.08. The document also shows that the man had pleaded guilty to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    RCPD hopes task force improves response to mental health calls

    The Riley County Police Department has created a task force to respond more effectively to individuals suffering from mental illness. “We deal with mental health issues every day — in jail and on the streets,” RCPD assistant director John Doehling told Riley County commissioners Thursday. “We

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in stabbing case

    A jury on Thursday convicted a Manhattan man of attempted first-degree murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend last November near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette Avenue. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, stabbed Stephanie Holden in the face, neck and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Arraignment set for Holiday in sexual battery case

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan was bound over for arraignment and trial after a preliminary hearing for one charge of aggravated sexual battery Wednesday. Dr. Allan Holiday Jr. was arrested in July by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Man in custody after showing guns at Harry’s

    A 38-year-old man armed with two handguns was taken into protective custody after a Tuesday altercation at Harry’s restaurant, but police said no crime report has been filed. Matthew Droge, public information officer for the Riley County Police Department, said the man reportedly began

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