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 theft in the 900 block of Kearney St. in Manhattan on February 28, 2023, around 8:15 a.m. A 22-year-old woman was listed as the victim when it was reported her Tao Blade 50 moped was stolen. 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.
Officers filed a report for sexual battery in Manhattan on February 28, 2023, around 8:30 a.m. A 26-year-old woman was listed as the victim and a 34-year-old man was listed as the suspect. Due to the nature of this crime, no further information will be released.
Officers filed a report for lewd and lascivious behavior in Manhattan on February 28, 2023, around 8:30 a.m. A 34-year-old man was listed as the suspect. Due to the nature of this crime, no further information will be released.
Joanna Nowak, 30, of St. George was arrested on February 28, 2023, around 3:15 p.m. in the 700 block of Yuma St. in Manhattan after officers found drugs in her possession during a traffic stop. Nowak was arrested for distribution of meth, distribution of fentanyl, distribution of clonazepam, distribution of amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia x2, and possession of marijuana. Nowak remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $25,000.
Joseph Keehn, 29, of Havensville was arrested on February 28, 2023, around 5:45 p.m. for his Riley County District Court warrant for probation violation. This warrant stems from a February 10, 2018, incident where Keehn reportedly pointed a gun at three victims while burglarizing a car. Keehn was originally arrested for two counts of aggravated assault and theft on February 11, 2018. Keehn remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $80,000.