Local crime briefs


A Junction City man’s vehicle was stolen and then set on fire, according to a report by the Riley County Police Department. Officers found the 1992 Chevy van abandoned and aflame in the 1300 block of Temple Lane near the Kansas River. The total loss is estimated at $1,500. Police have made no arrests at this time, but the case is still under investigation.

A reported burglary happened during the overnight hours of Sept. 23, in the 800 block of Stadel Road in Manhattan. The victim told police an unknown suspect stole copper, tools and money from the victim’s shed and vehicle. The estimated loss in this case is more than $1,100. Riley County police ask anyone with information about the crime to contact the RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers.

A Riley County officer suffered injuries while attempting to arrest a Manhattan woman in the afternoon of Sept. 24. Nantinee Chorbi, 48, had a warrant for failing to appear at court for a previous theft charge. According to the police report, the arresting officer was allegedly bit and scratched by Chorbi when the arrest was carried out. Chorbi is being charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and interference with arrest.