Police briefs


RCPD investigate criminal damage to rental property

According to Little Apple Post, Riley County Police Department officers responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 800 block of Fremont Street around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owner of the property, Roger Seymour, 55, placed the call after discovering the rental space had been severely damaged.

Damage to the rental property included several broken doors, a broken toilet, a broken sink and broken cabinets, with an estimated damage cost of approximately $1,500. At the time of Little Apple Post’s publication, no arrests had been made and police are continuing to investigate.

An attempt to break up fight injures two

Riley County Police Department responded to a report of aggravated battery Tuesday at approximately 3:35 p.m. regarding an incident that had happened previously on Sunday around 2:20 a.m., according to Little Apple Post.

Victims of the battery, Riley Ross, 22, of Manhattan and Zachary Kasmiskie, 20, of Manhattan, sustained non-life threatening injuries after they attempted to stop a physical altercation between two unnamed subjects. Both victims were injured by the same suspect.

At the time of the Little Apple Post’s publication, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Pottawatomie County inmate found dead; no foul play currently suspected

According to Little Apple Post, Pottawatomie Jail inmate Andrew Brown, of Wamego, was found unresponsive in his cell by just after midnight during rounds in the jail Tuesday. Pottawatomie County Emergency Medical Services was notified and Brown was transported to Wamego City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation received notification immediately and is conducting an investigation of the death. At the current time, foul play is not suspected.

Vague criminal threat reported by Marlatt Elementary

According to Little Apple Post, the Riley County Police Department received a call about a criminal threat at Marlatt Elementary around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The following statement was later issued to the public:

“Dear Marlatt families,

On Feb. 25, the school received a vague comment by mail but there were no specific threats made to the school or staff. Regardless, the Riley County Police Department plans to investigate the matter. We will continue to closely adhere to our current safety practices.

Brett Nelson

Principal, Marlatt Elementary School”