Riley County teens arrested for aggravated criminal threat

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Riley County Police Department arrested two juveniles on felony criminal threat offenses stemming from posts on social media.

A 15-year-old male was arrested on 3 counts of aggravated criminal threat, criminal use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicle burglary. A 15-year-old female was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal threat and criminal use of a firearm.

“You regularly hear the phrase, ‘see something, say something’, “Assistant Director Kurt Moldrup said. “I think this case demonstrates the continued importantance of acting on that. Citizens can be confident RCPD will take every report of a possible threat seriously.”

Aggravated criminal threat is a severity level 5, person felony. The teens are confined in the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility.

This is an ongoing investigation.