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 filed a report for aggravated battery in the 2100 block of Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan on October 26, 2022, around 1:00 p.m. A 16-year-old male was listed as the victim when it was reported a 15-year-old male hit him, causing a cut to his lip.
Officers responded to the report of an injury crash near the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan on October 26, 2022, around 4:15 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Benjamin Lemmons, 40, of Manhattan had been traveling eastbound on Bluemont and turned onto Tuttle Creek when he rear-ended a 2018 Ford Fusion that was stopped with traffic, driven by Daniel Tyson, 47, of Manhattan. Two passengers of Tyson’s car, Traci Tyson, 42, and Taylor Hatch, 17, both of Manhattan, were transported to Via Christi for treatment of head pain. Lemmons was issued a citation for following too close.
Officers filed reports for unlawful computer acts and criminal use of a financial card in Manhattan on October 26, 2022, around 8:00 p.m. A 37-year-old female and a 38-year-old male were listed as the victims when it was reported an 18-year-old male suspect known to them had accessed their banking information and transferred money without permission. The total estimated loss associated with these cases is approximately $1,500.
Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of N. 11th St. in Manhattan on October 27, 2022, around 12:45 a.m. for a car driving the wrong way on a one-way street. When officers made contact with the passengers of the car, marijuana and two guns were found. Marc Oliver and Ismael Torres, both 17, and both of Manhattan were arrested for criminal use of weapons. Oliver was transported to the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility in Junction City, Torres was processed through juvenile intake and released to a guardian. Robert Wallace and Jaelyn Austin, both 18, and both of Manhattan were arrested for contributing to a child’s misconduct. They were both issued total bonds of $1,000 and remain confined at the time of this report. Cristian Soto, 18, of Manhattan was arrested for contributing to a child’s misconduct and possession of marijuana. He was issued a total bond of $2,000 and remains confined at the time of this report.
Officers responded to the report of an injury crash near mile marker 316 on I-70 on October 27, 2022, around 4:30 a.m. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 2018 Hino box truck driven by Damion White, 36, of Lee Summit, Missouri, had overturned while traveling westbound. White was transported to Via Christi for possible bruising to the ribs, spine, and kidney.dailyarrestmedia_13