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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 21, 2012

    Crime down slightly in third quarter

    Overall crime and traffic accidents in Riley County are down slightly compared with this time last year, according to third-quarter statistics released by the Riley County Police Department. In numbers that represent the department’s entire jurisdiction, there were 469 reported criminal offenses in this year’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 21, 2012

    Police search for boy continues

    Ms birdwell

    Riley County police are still searching for a mother who reportedly took her son from Manhattan Sunday in a car reportedly stolen from the boy’s father, but officials said Wednesday a license plate number released previously on the car is incorrect. The correct tag

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2012

    Police still searching for missing boy

    Chavez-birdwell

    Riley County police are still searching for a mother who allegedly took her son from Manhattan Sunday and is reportedly in the Topeka area. Department officials said Tuesday that no significant updates have been made in the case of Benjamin Antonio Chavez-Birdwell, 3, but emphasized that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2012

    Man pleads not guilty to rape

    A Manhattan man pleaded not guilty to rape in Riley County District Court Monday and will face a jury in February for the charge. William Yankey, 28, was originally arrested on Sept. 11 for an alleged 2007 rape reportedly involving a woman known to him. At the time

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2012

    Mother sought in boy’s disappearance

    A Manhattan man reported to police Sunday afternoon that his three-year-old son had been taken by the child’s mother in violation of a court order. Police said there is information to indicate that the child’s welfare may be in question. Arano Chavez, 39, 2140 Patricia

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2012

    Pedestrian struck and injured

    A 26-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Friday evening after he was struck by a car in the 400 block of 11th Street. Officials said initial reports indicate the pedestrian ran in front of the car from an alleyway. Riley County EMS transported Kevin Wallpe, Manhattan, to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2012

    More incidents of BB gun damage

    Riley County officers reported four more instances of criminal damage to property resulting from apparent BB gun pellets. Two juveniles were detained in relation to one of the incidents. In that incident, which reportedly occurred overnight Friday, three vehicles were damaged at 822 Yuma Street. Lt.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2012

    Possible child abuse reported

    A 3-month-old boy was taken into police custody after he was taken to the hospital for head injuries last week. Lt. Josh Kyle said the boy was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center the morning of Nov. 14 and later transferred to Stormont Vail in Topeka.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2012

    Parker ordered bound over for trial

    A Junction City man accused of a deadly shooting on New Year’s Day was bound over for trial Wednesday for first-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm. Daniel Parker, 26, is charged with the murder of Frederick Beverly, 21, a Kansas National Guardsman and member

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2012

    RCPD policies and procedures to be assessed

    Riley County officials announced that a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will assess the Riley County Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services starting Dec. 3. Verification by the team that the Riley County Police

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