Riley County Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Kimball Avenue and Plymouth Road in Manhattan at approximately 5:15 PM Wednesday for a report of an injury collision. Officers on scene found that 4 vehicles traveling east on Kimball were involved when a 2009 GMC Yukon, driven by Erika Lowery, 42, of Manhattan struck the rear end of a 2014 Ford F-150, driven by Christopher Dierenfeldt, 20, of Manhattan.
Subsequently, the Ford F150 struck the rear end of a 2013 Mazda LL driven by Lindsey Holmstrom, 35, of Manhattan, which then struck the rear end of a 2014 Chevy Cruze driven by Gabrille Hueta, 23, also of Manhattan. Lowery was transported to Via Christi Hospital for complaint of pain and was also issued a citation for inattentive driving. Lowery is not listed as a patient there Thursday.

Officers with the Riley County Police Department arrested a Westmoreland man on a warrant for probation violation Wednesday. 19-year-old Tieler Reeves  warrant for probation violation included “no bond.” Reeves was taken into custody while in the 100 block of North 4th Street in Manhattan.

The original offense listed on the warrant was conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.


A Newton man was arrested on a probation violation warrant, with the original warrant listed as a third offense DUI.  Kevin Good, 33, was taken into custody while at the Riley County Police Department Wednesday afternoon.

Good’s bond was set at $20,000.


A 19 year old Manhattan man faces a charge of contributing to a child’s misconduct and a $5,000 bond. Riley County Police arrested Justin Kendrick Wednesday at approximately 2:40 PM while in the 700 block of Poyntz Avenues’s South Alley.

Police made contact with Kendrick after receiving a report that a runaway juvenile, identified as a 16-year-old female from McPherson, be in the Manhattan area and was found to be in his company.

Detectives with the Riley County Police Department are investigating a rape which was reported Wednesday and is said to have occurred between 2009 and 2011. This investigation involves a female victim under the age of 15 at the time of the crime and an adult suspect who is known to the victim. At the time of this report no further information was readily available and due to the nature of this crime no further information has been released.

A report for theft was filed in the 1100 block of Westloop from Bellus Academy Wednesday night at about 10:00 for an incident that occurred on the 15th of February. Katherine Hardine, 27, of Fort Riley was listed as the victim after an unknown subject(s) removed contents from a lockbox (as well as the lockbox itself) from a workstation.

The contents of the box included a wedding ring, bracelets, haircutting sheers, and various pieces of makeup. The total estimated amount of loss was listed as being approximately $8,500. Currently suspect(s) are unknown, however, officers continue to investigate the matter.

If you have information about this crime contact RCPD directly or use the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers service.

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