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. –
Corey Bloom, 52, of Junction City was arrested on January 31, 2023, around 9:15 a.m. while already confined in the Riley County Jail for his Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of distribution of meth within 1,000 feet of a school from July 13, 2021. Bloom remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $40,000.
Officers filed a report for criminal discharge of a firearm in the 1400 block of Watson Pl. in Manhattan on January 31, 2023, around 10:00 p.m. after they received the report of a single gunshot in the area. Officers on scene found at least one bullet hole in an occupied apartment in the area, no injuries were reported. This incident remains under investigation.
Charles Smith, 50, of Manhattan was arrested on January 31, 2023, around 9:15 p.m. after officers conducted a traffic stop on his car for driving without the lights on and found meth and drug paraphernalia inside the car. Smith was arrested for distribution of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, he remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $14,000.
Officers filed a report for theft in the 900 block of Garden Way in Manhattan on January 31, 2023, around 10:30 p.m. A 23-year-old woman was listed as the victim when she reported her unlocked car was entered and her bookbag containing a MacBook Pro was stolen from inside. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $1,200. 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.
Brandon Welty, 24, of Manhattan was arrested on January 31, 2023, around 12:15 p.m. after being transported from the Lansing Correction Facility to the Riley County Jail for his Riley County District Court warrant for burglary and three counts of theft. The warrant stems from a February 23, 2022, incident in the 11900 block of Crooked Creek Rd. where it was reported 13 guns and other miscellaneous items were stolen from a home. 39- and 51-year-old men were listed as the victims in the case. Welty remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $25,000.