Police Report 6/9


Riley County Police arrested a Manhattan man over the weekend who committed a series of crimes two months ago.

Lee Smith (50) was picked up in the 800 block of Colorado Street on a Pottawatomie County warrant for aggravated burglary, theft, and criminal trespass stemming from an incident which occurred in April. 

Smith was held on a $5,000 bond, but has since been released from Riley County Jail. 


Riley County Police arrested a Westmoreland woman over the weekend for a series of drug and traffic related violations. 

Wanda Silva (37) was picked up for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. She was also issued a citation for driving while suspended, no valid proof of liability insurance and no valid registration.

She was issued a bond of $6,500 and has since been released from the Riley County Jail.


Police are investigating a report of a strong-arm robbery which occurred in the 1000 block of Bluemont Ave over the weekend. 

Kelly Rzonca (23) of Manhattan reported that she was approached in the early hours of Sunday morning by an unknown black male who stood approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. 

Police were informed that after a short struggle, the victim’s purse was taken and the suspect fled east on foot. 

No arrests have been made at the time of this report, however the items taken have since been recovered. Police continue to investigate this matter, and you have information about this crime contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. 


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