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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Soldier killed in fleeing accident on I-70

    A Fort Riley soldier died Friday after crashing his vehicle on Interstate Highway 70 near Abilene while reportedly fleeing police. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Matthew Peachey, 21, died after his 2011 Mazda Hatchback left the roadway and struck a cement culvert in a ditch about 9 miles east

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2013

    Police release patrol results

    The Riley County Police Department had its second of a series of six DUI saturation patrols on Friday evening which lasted into the early morning hours of May 18. Five officers were assigned to the saturation patrol and stopped 49 motorists. Of these, officials said, one was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2013

    Boy detained for battery

    A 16-year-old Leonardville boy was placed in foster care Sunday after Riley County officers detained him for battery against a family member. Officer Matthew Droge said Tyler Temaat was taken into custody at his Leonardville home Sunday evening after police were called to the residence

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2013

    Several guns reported stolen

    Five guns were reportedly stolen from a Manhattan residence over the weekend. Quentin Waite, 22, 1420 Humboldt St., reported the burglary Sunday, telling police the incident would have happened between 6 p.m. on May 17 and 3 p.m. on May 19. Officer Matthew Droge said an unknown suspect forced

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Cocaine probe’s scope widens

    An operation into a vast cocaine ring in Riley and Geary counties has been extended into Topeka and Kansas City. Search warrants were served at locations in both cities as part of “Operation Adabag” at the end of last week, officials said. The total number

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Fort Riley boy drowns in Topeka hotel pool

    A 12-year-old boy drowned in a Topeka hotel pool May 10. The boy was identified as Dalton Register of Fort Riley, according to police. The Topeka Capitol Journal reported Register was unresponsive after being pulled from an indoor swimming pool shortly after 7:30 p.m. that Friday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 17, 2013

    String of thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a series of possibly related thefts from construction sites located between Manhattan and Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the thefts started around April 20 at a construction site north of Highway 24 on Green Valley Road. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 16, 2013

    Drug ring suspects appear in court

    Further arrests are imminent in the crack cocaine bust known as “Operation Adabag.” Officials said 94 persons have now been arrested.  The arrests began on May 8 in a massive multiple-agency operation in Riley and Geary counties after authorities executed search warrants, spread across one day,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Man arrested for burglary

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday evening in connection with a same-day burglary at the Manhattan Arts Center, during which, police said, cash and a blank check were stolen. Officer Matthew Droge said arts center employees reported the crime Tuesday afternoon and following

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Ceremony to honor fallen police officers

    Police officers killed in the line of duty will be honored Friday during the Riley County Police Department’s 2013 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony will also honor all employees of the department and their service to the public, officials said.  The ceremony will

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