Local crime: DUI checkpoint leads to arrests, felony theft has no suspects


Weekend DUI checkpoint stops 35 drivers, leads to 11 arrests
Riley County Police made four arrests for DUIs at a checkpoint set up from Friday evening to early Saturday morning. According to a March 8 RCPD press release, officers stopped 35 motorists at an undisclosed location. In addition to four people arrested for DUI, five others were charged with alcohol related offenses and two were charged for possession of a controlled substance. Police also handed out three traffic citations and 27 warnings. Additional funding for the checkpoint was provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Felony theft has no suspects
A burglary reported to the RCPD on the evening of March 6 may have taken place up to two months prior. Cynthia Artis, 57, of Manhattan reported several pieces of jewelry, worth approximately $3,150, were stolen from her home. Police have no suspects at this time and ask anyone with information about the incident to contact them or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ogden man faces $15,000 bond
RCPD arrested an Ogden man Wednesday on a warrant that goes back to incidents that occurred in January. Kamal Fajri, 34, of Missouri, was taken into custody Wednesday night. The offenses on the warrant were for driving with a suspended license and attempting to flee from a police officer. Fajri was placed in custody on a $15,000 bond.

Lawrence man arrested with two warrents
A Lawrence man wanted for allegedly driving under the influence was arrested Wednesday at the Riley County Police Department. Raul Cantu, 41, was arrested on two warrants for failing to appear. According to police reports, these warrants were brought about from charges of DUI, no driver’s license and improper driving. Cantu was confined on a $9,000 bond.