Local crime briefs


Investigation over public images of teenage sexual encounter
The Riley County Police Department has begun an investigation after images of two teenagers engaging in sex in Manhattan in February became public. A report was filed for sexual exploitation of a child and unlawful voluntary sexual relations on March 3, according to RCPD. According to a March 4 RCPD police activity release, no other information about the case has been released due to the nature of the incident. The matter is still under investigation. No arrests have been made.

Hotel guest causes hundreds in room damages
A Manhattan hotel alleged that a guest caused nearly $500 in damages to a room Sunday night. The Parkwood Inn and Suites, 505 S. 17th Street, reported to RCPD Monday that a customer allegedly broke a window in a rented room. Police did not release the name of the customer, and have not issued a citation or made an arrest at this time.

Felony theft of wedding ring
A wedding ring valued at approximately $3,300 was reported stolen on Monday. Kymberly Cochran, Manhattan resident, told police she knew who took the ring and that the theft occurred sometime within the last two months, although she was unsure of the specific time. No arrests have currently been made, but the investigation is ongoing.