RCPD report 3/22/18

Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property in the 1000 block of Westloop Pl. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 8:30 AM. Officers listed Kansas State Bank as the victim when it was reported, a known suspect damaged a window at the business. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $850.00. Police ask that anyone with information 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 $1,000.00.

Officers filed a report for theft in the 800 block of N Juliette Ave. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30 PM. Officers listed Lauren Hauser, 24, of Manhattan, as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her specialized Ariel bicycle. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $650.00. Police ask that anyone with information 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 $1,000.00.

Oscar Zapata Jr., 22, of Manhattan, was arrested while in the 100 block of Courthouse Pl. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 2:00 PM. Zapata was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear. Zapata was issued a total bond of $5,000.00. Zapata was not confined at the time of this report.

Tre Smith, 25, of Manhattan, was arrested while in the 100 block of N 4th St. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 5:50 PM. Smith was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for probation violation. Smith was issued a total bond of $6,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.

Officers filed a report for theft in the 700 block of Vattier St. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 7:55 PM. Officers listed Nechelle Williams, 21, of Manhattan, as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her bicycle and chain. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $500.00. Police ask that anyone with information 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 $1,000.00.

Officers filed a report for theft and criminal damage to property in the 500 block of Stone Point Dr. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 8:20 PM. Officers listed Amber Blackaby, 32, of Manhattan as the victim when she reported a known suspect took and damaged items from her residence. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $7,490.00. Rick Hill, 33, of Junction City, Kansas, was arrested in connection in the 1000 block of Westloop Pl. in Manhattan on March 21, 2018 at approximately 11:05 PM. Hill was arrested on offenses of ignition interlock device, theft, and criminal damage to property. Hill was issued a total bond of $5,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.

Ricky Dunklin, 23, of Manhattan, was arrested while in the 800 block of Fremont St. on March 21, 2018 at approximately 9:00 PM. Dunklin was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear. Dunklin was issued a total bond of $5,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.

John Monroe, 20, of Manhattan, was arrested while in the 200 block of N 10th St. in Manhattan on March 22, 2018 at approximately 12:35 AM. Monroe was arrested on a Riley County District court warrant for failure to appear. Monroe was issued a total bond of $6,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.

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Shooting in Wabaunsee County ruled justified self-defense

ALMA — No charges will be filed in the fatal shooting death of a man last month in Wabaunsee County.

County Attorney Tim Liesmann announced Thursday that the shooting of 36-year-old Chad Thomas-Buckbee in Alma was a justified self-defense shooting.

Liesmann said the shooting occurred after Thomas-Buckbee began acting aggressively toward a family member, who tried to lock him out of the house.

He says Thomas-Buckbee got inside the house and was shot after he injured a family member. He died later at a Wamego hospital.

Liesmann did not identify the shooter or the person who was injured.

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Report: Geary County saw third largest population drop nationally in 2016

An undated photo of the intersection of 6th and Washington in Junction City. (Photo courtesy Google Maps)

Geary County saw the third-largest one-year drop in population last year of any county in the nation, according to a Thursday morning report from the Topeka Capital-Journal.

It estimated 2,172 more people moved out of the county than moved in, according to the U.S. Census Bureau .

The Census Bureau, which takes a count of the U.S. population every 10 years, also makes annual estimates of the populations of states, counties and cities.

Geary County’s population was estimated to have decreased to 33,855 from 35,208 — a drop of 1,353 between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.

The only counties in the nation with larger population decreases percentage-wise were Campbell County, Wyoming and Martin County, Kentucky.

Five years ago, Geary County had been among the nation’s five fastest-growing counties. It saw a one-year increase of over 2,500 between 2011 and 2012 when many Fort Riley soldiers returned from deployment, however, Census Bureau estimates indicate the county’s population has decreased in four of the past five years.

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Manhattan city commissioners discuss pet licensing Tuesday

A possible pet licensing ordinance was brought to the table during a Manhattan City Commission meeting on Tuesday night.

According to Assistant City Manager Kiel Mangus, a study done by a K-State Graduate student estimated a 9% compliance rate for licensing pets in Manhattan. Mangus said they sold approximately 2,300 licenses in 2017 making about $20,000 in revenue, similar to the average over the past five years.

Mangus presented a draft ordinance to commissioners, proposing the idea of having local veterinarians issue licenses on behalf of the City in an attempt to raise compliance.

“So if the vet did want to collect the fee there, they could,” Mangus said. “But it wasn’t required.”

If a veterinarian chose to license at his or her clinic, Mangus said that vet would keep a certain dollar amount of the licensing fee.

There was also conversation about raising the licensing fee, especially for pets who are not spayed or neutered. Mangus said that the veterinarian community felt strongly about raising those fees compared to the fees for those who register already spayed or neutered pets.

“From their eyes in the vet community, unspayed/unneutered pets were causing a larger problem in the community, so they should have to pay more for that process,” Mangus said.

However, Commissioner Usha Reddi suggested lowering the licensing fee would be better to promote compliance.

 

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RCPD Daily Activity 3/21/18

Officers filed a report for aggravated battery, abuse of a child and aggravated endangering a child in the 3100 block of Heritage Ct. in Manhattan on March 20, 2018 at approximately 2:40 PM. Officers listed a 6 month old male as the victim and a known 24 year old male as the suspect. 
Officers filed a report for theft and vehicle burglary  in the 1000 block of Kearney St. in Manhattan on March 20, 2018 at approximately 12:10 PM. Officers listed Jayne Pearson, 57, of Burglington, Kansas, and Deana Pearson, 21, of Manhattan as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took a 2012 Ford Escape and Rayban sunglasses. The total loss associated with this case is approximately $15,400.00. The vehicle was later recovered.
Antonio Hill, 46, of Ogden, Kansas was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on March 20, 2018 at approximately 10:55 AM. Hill was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for distribute methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Hill was issued a total bond of $10,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.
Chasity Triplett, 36, of Enterprise, Kansas was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on March 20, 2018 at approximately 8:15 PM. Triplett was arrested on two Riley County District Court warrants each for failure to appear. Triplett was issued a total bond of $7,500.00 causing her to remain confined at the time of this report.

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Rep. Carlin files for reelection to hold 66th District seat

Carlin (Courtesy photo)

Democratic State Representative Sydney Carlin of Manhattan filed for reelection Monday to the 66th District in the Kansas House, according to a press release from Kansas House Democrats Communications Director Heather Scanlon.

Carlin has held the position since being elected in 2002. Prior to that, Carlin was elected in 1993 to a 4-year term as a Manhattan City Commissioner, including serving a year as mayor.

“It is an honor to be able to serve the citizens of Manhattan and the surrounding area as your friend and your advocate,” Carlin stated in the press release.

Carlin, a K-State graduate, advocates for support of universities and lowering the burden of tuition costs for K-State students and families, according to Scanlon, who added revenue shortfalls that followed the 2012 tax cuts saw major cuts in universities forcing program reductions and tuition increases.

“When students leave college financially secure and without major education debt they are in better position to contribute to the economy,” Carlin said.

Carlin has initiated more than a dozen bills in the House that have become law including: the False Claims Against the State Act; Insurance Coverage for Autism Therapy and the Military Child Interstate Education Compact. She sought additional funding for the state’s water resources as the ranking member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee, and as ranking member of the Agriculture Committee, she has worked to develop policies that improve conditions for pet animals sold in Kansas and this year new criteria for the Noxious Weed Program. Between the sessions, she serves on the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight.

Locally, Carlin is a part of many community organizations and sits on the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Workforce Advisory Board and the Military Relations Committee. She is a member of the KSU Music Theatre and Dance Advisory Council and served on the Leadership Studies Advancement Council during the development of the program and the facility on campus.

“Serving my constituents means so much to me,” she said. “That’s why I filed for reelection. I believe we are making progress on rebuilding our states financial health and I look forward to continuing to work to that end.”

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RCPD Daily Activity 3/19/18

Denaal Thompson, 34, of Manhattan was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department on March 16, 2018 at approximately 10:50 AM. Thompson was arrested on Riley County District Court warrant for failure to appear. Thompson was issued a total bond of $10,000.00 causing her to remain confined at the time of this report.

 Officers filed a report for rape in Manhattan on March 18, 2018. Officers listed a 29 year old female as the victim and a 21 year old male known to her as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime, no additonal information will be relased.

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Geary County deputies find deceased Fort Riley soldier near Milford Lake

An undated photo of the area of Ava Road and Rebecca Road on the west side of Milford Lake, where authorities found a deceased Fort Riley soldier Sunday. (Photo courtesy Google Maps)

A Fort Riley soldier was found dead inside a vehicle Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office.

According to an email sent to KMAN just before the noon hour Monday, authorities responded to the area of Ava Road and Rebecca Road on the west side of Milford Lake Sunday at 11 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, Geary County Sheriff’s deputies located a deceased male inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the manner and cause of death.

The deceased male has been identified as a 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Riley. The name of the man is being withheld at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

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Update: Authorities identify solider found dead near Milford Lake

An undated photo of the area of Ava Road and Rebecca Road on the west side of Milford Lake, where authorities found a deceased Fort Riley soldier Sunday. (Photo courtesy Google Maps)

Updated: Tuesday, 7:22 a.m.

A Fort Riley soldier was found dead inside a vehicle Sunday with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office.

Church, Jr.

According to an email sent to KMAN just before the noon hour Monday, authorities responded to the area of Ava Road and Rebecca Road on the west side of Milford Lake Sunday at 11 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, Geary County Sheriff’s deputies located a deceased male inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Later in the day Monday, the Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 23-year-old Ronald Church, Jr., of Fort Riley.

Police say autopsy results are still pending to determine the manner and cause of death.

According to Fort Riley, Church was a specialist and Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer with the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. He joined the army in November 2015 and arrived at Fort Riley in February 2017. He had yet to deploy.

His home of record is Forest Park, Georgia. His awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon and the National Defense Service Ribbon.

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RCPD Daily Activity

Officers filed a report for sexual battery in Manhattan on March 15, 2018. Officers listed a 22 year old female as the victim and an unknown male as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported, no additional information will be released.
Marina Marroquin, 27, of Manhattan, was arrested while in the 100 block of E. Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan on March 15, 2018 at approximately 4:20 PM. Marroquin was arrested on a Manhattan Municipal Court warrant for probation violation. Marroquin was issued no bond, causing her to remain confined at the time of this report.
Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated endangering a child, domestic battery and interference with LEO in Manhattan on March 15, 2018. Officers listed a 21 year old female, and a juvenile as the victims and a known male as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported (domestic) no additional information will be released.
Jacob Kratzberg, 25, of Manhattan was arrested while in the 400 block of N 11th St. in Manhattan on March 15, 2018 at approximately 7:50 PM. Kratzberg was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated endangering a child, domestic battery and interference with LEO. Kratzberg was issued a total bond of $18,000.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report.
Officers filed a report for aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery, aggravated assault, aggravated intimidation of a witness, theft and criminal threat in Manhattan at approximately 7:20 AM. Officers listed a 32 year old female and a 39 year old male as the victims and suspects. Keith Ryan, 39, of Mannhattan, was arrested in connection on charges of aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery, aggravated intimidation of a witness. Ryan was issued a total bond of $50,000.00. Ryan was not confined at the time of this report.

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