The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police. Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law and in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
MANHATTAN, KAN. –
Officers responded to the report of an injury crash near the intersection of Casement and Allen Roads in Manhattan on August 30, 2022, around 4:30 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 2000 GMC Sonoma driven by Lyle Phinney, 70, of Manhattan had been traveling eastbound on Allen when it entered the intersection of Casement causing a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Rebecca Coates, 39, of Manhattan to hit it around the back driver’s side area. Phinney was transported to Via Christi for treatment of his injuries and later released. Phinney was also issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign.
After further investigation into a July 28, 2022, robbery on Waterway Pl. in Manhattan, a third suspect has been identified and arrested. Evan Megaw, 19, of Junction City was arrested yesterday at 4:50 p.m. for aggravated robbery after it was reported he and two other suspects robbed a 17-year-old male at gunpoint. Terriundis Toliver, 15, and Malachi Fielder, 18, both of Manhattan were previously arrested in July and August, respectively, for their roles in the incident. Megaw remains confined in the Riley County Jail on a total bond of $85,000.
Officers filed a report for aggravated robbery in the 600 block of 3rd Pl. in Manhattan on September 1, 2022, around 1:00 a.m. A 30-year-old male was listed as the victim when it was reported a male suspect known to him robbed him at gunpoint of $450 cash after a withdrawal at the Navy Federal Credit Union ATM. Anyone with information can contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. Using the Crime Stoppers service can allow you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.dailycitationmedia_09-01-2022