Police briefs


RCPD arrests man wanted in Wabaunsee County

Clayton S. Garibaldi of Manhattan was arrested at his home Jan. 27 at approximately 5:10 p.m. for two outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Wabaunsee County District Court, according to the Riley County Police Department.

Garibaldi was arrested for the offenses of rape, aggravated assault, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and unlawful voluntary sexual relations stemming from an incident that occurred between Aug. 1, 2014 and Aug. 15, 2014 in Wabaunsee County. Garibaldi’s bond was set at $85,000.

Suspect enters plea in officer-involved shooting

Justin Matthews, 29, of Hutchinson, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to two of the three charges pressed against him, according to Little Apple Post.

Matthews will face sentencing on Feb. 27 for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and criminal threat against his mother. A previous charge of aggravated assault against his mother was dropped as a part of his plea bargain.

Police Sgt. Josh Radloff was the first to arrive as the scene of the crime in the 300 Block of East 10th Street on November 10. When Radloff confronted Matthews, he allegedly charged at the officer with knife, who then fired and wounded Matthews. Matthews was treated for a gunshot wound to his right shoulder at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Homemade weapon found in Saline County jail cell

Salina law enforcement authorities reported the discovery of a hand-made weapon during a random search in Saline County Jail, according to Little Apple Post. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said the weapon was found in a cellblock under an inmate’s mattress Wednesday. The inmate had crafted the weapon from a toilet brush used to clean the inmates’ area. Kochanowski said staff did not account for the toilet brush when gathering all the additional cleaning supplies, including a broom, mop and mop bucket, when they gathered the items to be put into storage.

It has not been determined how long the inmate had the brush in his possession, and whether or not the inmate in question will be charged or will just fail jail discipline.