A Manhattan man was the victim of a scam which reportedly cost him 40-thousand dollars.
Riley County Police reports released on Thursday morning say 73-year-old Edward Phelps was contacted by phone by suspects telling him he’d won a lottery prize. The suspects then told Phelps he had to send in money to “unlock” the lottery winnings.
Phelps mailed several envelopes to an undisclosed address from November of 2012 to the first of May of this year totaling around $40,000.
RCPD is investigating, and no arrests have been made at this time.
Riley County Police arrested a Lawrence woman on several warrants on Wednesday night.
31-year-old Lisa Hill was arrested for two counts of failure to appear, and one count of probation violation. The two failure to appear counts stem from the original charge of theft.
Hill is being held without bond.
A Manhattan man says someone took several weapons and a high definition camera from his residence near the 7300 block of Redbud Drive.
53-year-old Roger Donaldson told Riley county police an unknown suspect stole a .45 caliber pistol, a set of knives, A Sony HD video camera, and a silver Astra 9 millimeter pistol sometime between January 29th and April 27th.
Estimated loss from the alleged theft is $2,040.
Riley County police say a local woman reported a vehicle theft by someone known to her on Wednesday.
40-year-old Margarita Clark told police that sometime between the 22nd of April and May 1st a known suspect stole her ’97 Dodge Stratus. Police say the total loss from the incident amounts to $3,000.
No arrests have been made, and police are saying the investigation is ongoing at this time.
A routine traffic stop on Monday night resulted in two arrests for the Riley County police department.
A RCPD K-9 unit stopped two men on a minor infraction. During the stop the officer became suspicious, and investigated further.
As a result 22-year-old Dareen Starks was arrested for possession of marijuana, and driving with a suspended license.
27-year-old Antonio Amos was arrested for possession of marijuana, and the distribution of marijuana.
Stark’s bond was set at $2,000. Amos’s bond was set at $5,000 and both men were released by Thursday morning.