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Tuesday 40%
High 33° / Low 29°
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Cloudy skies with afternoon snow showers. High 33F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
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Wednesday 20%
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Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Cloudy with periods of rain. Thunder possible. High 49F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Raytown ordered to pay $42,550 for Sunshine Law violation

A recent article in Missouri Lawyers Weekly reports that the City of Raytown has been ordered to pay $42,550 for a violation on Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The suit was brought by the daughter of a woman who died in a car crash at 67th Street and Ralston Ave.

The City Clerk refused to release documents and cited a city policy closing records in cases involving potential legal action. The denial was issued 5 days after the request.

On an editorial note, it would be interesting to know who was responsible for the creation of that policy.

Missing Adult Kenneth Cornwell

Who: Kenneth Cornwell Jr, white male, blue eyes, 6’, 240 lbs
Last contact with family: on 1/15/19

Mr. Cornwell was last seen by family on Tuesday, January 15th in the 8900 block of E 67th St, Raytown. They have been unable to make contact with him since.

He was last seen driving a green 2000 Kia Spectre, MO/SR0G3L. The vehicle has a dog paw sticker on the back window and a blue ribbon on the antenna.

We have no reason to believe that Mr. Cornwell is in immediate danger or that foul play is involved. Police only need to speak with Mr. Cornwell to verify his safety

If you have any information about Kenneth’s whereabouts, please call 816-737-6020.

Raytown Police Chief Jim Lynch Announces Retirement

After 43 years of service with the Raytown Police Department, Raytown Chief of Police James B. Lynch announced that he will retire on February 14, 2019. Chief Lynch is grateful for the unwavering support of the residents and businesses of Raytown. “I would like to thank the Raytown community for their continued support through the years, of not just me, but the men and women of the Raytown Police Department,” Chief Lynch said. “I have lived in Raytown for decades and have raised my children here. I am grateful to be part of the Raytown community and to the people of Raytown, I say thank you for allowing me to serve you.”

Though leaving a law enforcement career can be difficult, especially after so many years, Chief Lynch is grateful. “Law enforcement is one of the most rewarding careers,” Chief Lynch said, “and I am glad to have been able to be a part of it. I am thankful for the personal and professional relationships that were made along the way. I am honored to have served with the finest men and women in law enforcement and wish them well in upholding that professional service.”

Chief Lynch started his career with the Raytown, Missouri Police Department in 1975 as a Patrol Officer. Chief Lynch was selected for the Traffic Unit in 1978. In 1983 he was promoted to the rank of Detective, where he was assigned a variety of cases and served as a member of the Metro Squad, investigating major cases in the Kansas City Metro area. During that time period, Chief Lynch completed his Bachelors’ Degree at Avila University, earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Lynch, in 1988, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and 1991, he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant. While in that assignment, he was the Lead Officer in several Metro Squad homicide investigations, supervising Detectives from several agencies.

In August 1996, he left full-time employment with the Police Department, going to work for General Accident Insurance Company as a Special Investigator. During his employment with General Accident Insurance, from August 1996 until April 2001, Chief Lynch maintained his relationship with the Raytown Police Department, as a Reserve Sergeant. Chief Jim Lynch was elected to his current position in April 2001. He has served as Chief of Police since then.

By April of 2002, Chief Lynch accomplished one of his goals, by having the members of the Police Department trained through the Community Oriented Policing Institute, in community policing practices. He also collaborated with the Department of Justice, the Kansas City Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., members of the Raytown Human Relations Committee, and Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, to build a lasting relationship between Raytown’s diverse community and the Police Department.

Chief Lynch has been involved in many community groups in the Metro Kansas City Area, including Raytown Emergency Assistance Program, (R.E.A.P.), Hope House, Shepherd’s Center and the Kansas City Crime Commission.

Chief Lynch has been honored with receiving many awards throughout his career. Among these, are the Raytown Police Department’s, Award for Officer of the Year, the 2009 Diversity Advocate in Law Enforcement from the Olathe Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., and the 2011 Clarence Kelley Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Administration.

April Election Candidates

On April 2nd of 2019 there will be an election for Raytown, Raytown School District, Raytown Fire District and Jackson County water District #2. Filing for these elected positions closed on Jan. 15th.

City of Raytown
10000 E 59th St, Raytown

Alderman Ward I – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Joe Creamer
Josh Bennett
Greg Walters
Quentin J. Brown

Alderman Ward II – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Jim Aziere
Loretha Hayden

Alderman Ward III – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Janet Emerson
Jeremy Utterback
Otis Taylor III

Alderman Ward IV – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Bob Cochran
Mary Jane Van Buskirk

Alderman Ward V – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Derek Ward

City Collector – 2 year term expiring April 2021
Kathie Schutte

Mayor – 4 year term expiring April 2023
Michael McDonough
Tony Jacob

Raytown C2 School District
 6608 Raytown Rd., Raytown

Two positions are open

Bobbie Saulsberry (incubant)
LaShonda Orkes
Rick Thode

Raytown Fire District
6020 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown

Barb Schlapia

Jackson County Water District #2
6945 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown

Sub district 3 Fred Hartwell
Sub district 5 Jimmie McClanahan

November 2018 Sample Ballot and editorial

CLick Here for PDF version of ballot

This ballot is huge and I will attempt to shed light on what the elements are.

Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and Proposition C all legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. What is not obvious is that amendment 3 sets up a monopoly for those that got it on the ballot. If you are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, I strongly suggest a YES on 2 and a no on 3.  There is nothing wrong with Proposition C, but I feel that Amendment 2 is better.

Constitutional Amendment 4,  is simple and self explanatory.

Proposition B raises the minimum wage a small amount each year until it eventually gets to $12 an hour. Nothing tricky and I personally support it.

Proposition D would raise the motor fuel tax to pay for roads and bridges. It would also help fund the Highway Patrol.  I strongly support this proposition. Missouri has had the same fixed amount of fuel tax since 1992. Gasoline may have tripled, paving cost may have tripled, but funding has stayed constant for over 25 years. We need to fix our roads and bridges.

The last 7 items on the ballot are all about changing the Jackson County Charter.  They all are extensive and the ballot fails to reflect all the changes they entail. I will try to post the complete text of the 7 changes in my next post.  These changes have united an unusual mixture of partisan, not partisan, business, and community groups in OPPOSITION to the changes. It is very seldom that I have seen the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson County Democratic Committee unite on political questions. These 7 items will decrease the power of the County Executive and increase the power of the County Legislators. It will give the Legislators about a 100% pay and pensions increase. The increase is hidden by basing it on a judges salary instead of a named amount. Question 7 bars any federal. state. or municipal elected official from running for county office. So the legislature wants to ensure that any State Legislator that is term limited out of office cannot run for the county legislature.

This is an attempt to increase power and pay by hiding it in with elements on the front of each proposal that may be more popular. A more honest approach would be to not group elements together, let each stand on its own merit and state openly how much of a pay and pension increase the legislators want.

Please vote NO on Jackson County Questions 1 through  7.

 

Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Find Three Men Dead

Raytown Police Respond To Shots Fired And Find Three Men Dead

At about 8:21 P.M. Sunday (September 30, 2018) Raytown Officers responded to the 11000 Block of E. 74th Terrace in response to the sound of shots fired. While en-route, Officers were informed that the reporting party believed they saw what appeared to be bodies lying on the ground in front of a residence.

Upon their arrival, Officers located three deceased men, appearing to have sustained gunshot wounds. At that time the Raytown Police Department Investigations Bureau was notified and responded to the scene.

An active investigation is currently underway. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477.)

The 11000 Block of E 74th Terrace runs from Harvard for 1 block to the East and dead ends. The is a photo of the block looking towards Harvard Drive.

TACO Tuesday at Ricon Tarasco

Every Tuesday is Taco Night at Ricon Tarasco. That means tacos are only $1.25 each. Your choices are chicken, Steak (carne Asada), Shredded Pork slow cooked and marinated Cochinito Pibil), and Al Pastor (also marinated, but in different spices and not slow cooked).

Tacos Al Pastor has been my favorite for years, until I tried Cochinita Pibil, now it is a toss-up.  The pastor is a little spicier, but the Cochinita is more tender and has a hint of orange to it. Cochinita comes from the Yucatan region of Mexico and is marinated in sour orange juice and achiote.

I use to have to drive to SouthWest Blvd. or Independence Ave. to get Mexican food this authentic.  It is a little milder than I am use to but they can offer you a large variety of salsa if you feel the need to punch it up a notch or two.

The restaurant is located on the South West corner of Raytown Road and 350 Highway. Just South of the grocery store. They offer carry out and the phone number is 886-5444.

Below is scans of the menu.

Candidate for Jackson County Legislature 2nd District Arimeta DuPree at the RDA July Meeting

Arimeta DuPree is running for the Democratic nomination for the Jackson County Legislature in the 2nd District. Raytown’s portion of that district is from Raytown Road West, with slight exceptions.  I know Arimeta and have endorsed her. I admire her intellect, passion for justice, and ability to work well with people from all walks of life. Below is a video of her presentation to the Raytown Democratic Association at their July meeting. She received the organizations endorsement. I added a picture of her sign to cover my bad camera work in the last minute of the presentation.

Raytown Online August Primary Endorsments

MISSOURI STATE REPRESENTATIVE – 28th DISTRICT Jerome Barnes

Jerome Barnes is a proven leader who has given our community decades of service as a coach, athletic director, and school board member.

JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE Frank White Jr

Frank White is our best hope to make changes in problem areas. His political opponents have had decades to correct problems like the county jail and now seem to blame these problems on Frank White.  I am not certain of the outcome, but I like the odds better than trusting the political factions that have overseen the situation for over 20 years.

JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATOR – DISTRICT 1 AT LARGE Jalen Anderson

Jalen is young, smart, honest and hard-working. We need more good people like him to get into politics.

JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATOR – DISTRICT 2 AT LARGE Crystal Williams

Energetic, smart, and ok sometimes a little abrasive, but she does the right thing when it come down to the issues and the interests of everyone, rather than the interests of a few.

JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATOR – DISTRICT 2 Arimeta DuPree

Arimeta is a personal friend who has the rare habit of thinking deeply before she speaks. I trust her character and her intellect. She will be a breath of fresh air to the county legislature.

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF Darryl Forte

While a court has tossed this back to the party committees to select. I still urge you to vote for Darrell Forte. What one court decides, a bigger court sometimes overturns.  Of all the candidates, Forte is the only one with the skills and inclination to clean up the mess in the sheriff’s department.

 

You may have noticed that I have not made recommendations for those readers who will ask for a Republican ballot this coming Tuesday.  The reason is that I do not know enough about the candidates to make an informed recommendation.

 

 

New Mexican Restaurant in town

Rincon Tarasco is the newest addition to Mexican dinning in Raytown and is an excellent addition. The food is not Tex-Mex, it hails from the Michoacan region. Two of my favorite dishes are on the menu, tacos al pastor and chicken mole.   The tacos al pastor I ordered were excellent. Next visit I will try the chicken mole. The chips served as an appetizer we homemade from flour, not corn and were fresh and warm.The mild dipping sauce was mild and very nice, but as there was not a hint of tomato in it, I call it a sauce and not salsa.  Be warned that the hot salsa choice is red and at the top range of my palate’s heat comfort, and I eat jalapenos like candy.

While delicious, the tacos al pastor and the mixed fajitas my wife ordered were very mild and may need to be enhanced for those who prefer a few beads of sweat on the forehead to feel satisfied.  Bottom line is this new addition is worth a try if you want to go beyond hamburger tacos.

Now to the photos.

Mixed Fajitas

Sides included with Mixed Fajitas

Tacos al Pastor

 

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor from John A Jacob “Tony”

The election is closing in on us, and I for one am thankful. I am aware all elections have their own smear component to them and one must be though if they are going to put themselves in the public eye. That being said the conduct of the two factions has been wholly different. A couple months ago the attacks started. The ProTax movement has repeatedly launched false accusations on community member who didn’t want to be bankrupted by wasteful spending.

They started by attacking local small business owners calling them degenerate parents, then they moved to accusations of criminal conduct including selling drugs. When they failed at their boycott attempt of these businesses they started in on residents, trying to advance that one was a wife-beater. And finally when they still weren’t gaining traction they went on a rampage against elected officials that refused to endorse either side but chose neutrality.

The attacks on State leaders who in the past have offered help, and small business owners who provide jobs and sales tax revenue is unconscionable. Meanwhile the groups supporting reasonable spending have attacked no one, sticking only to the facts at hand. There are no attacks on the Board members who put us in this position, or on those who have chosen to remain neutral. I believe trusting such leaders (who have already squandered) is a bad idea. Please, join me on August 7th voting NO to tripling property tax and bankrupting citizens.

John A Jacob “Tony”


Note from RaytownOnline. The only editing made to this submission was to break the text up into 3 paragraphs and to add Mr. Jacob’s name at the end. The submission was verified before publication to insure the validity of the source.

Raytown Mayor Michael McDonough addresses the Raytown Democratic Association on Tax Increases

On July 19th at the monthly Raytown Democratic Association (RDA) meeting, Raytown’s Mayor spoke out in support of the three tax increases for Raytown on the August primary ballot.  The RDA has already voted to not support the requested increases in property, gasoline, and internet purchase taxes. Below is the Mayor’s speech uncut.

Shooting reported near E. 59th and Crescent

Reports indicate a person was shot near the intersection and a suspect is in custody. More on this as it develops.

Police arrived at the scene at 4pm on July 17th to find a 19-year-old male with a serious gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a local hospital. No information on his condition at this time. A male  acquaintance of the victim was taken into custody at the scene.

Raytown Board of Aldermen attempt to change rules on Fireworks

On Tuesday June 19th the Raytown Board of Aldermen attempted to change the laws governing the use of fireworks in Raytown. The reason I use the word attempted is that they actually failed to vote on the ordinance.  The actual voting was on an amendment to the ordinance. The video clearly shows that the actual ordinance was not voted on.

The proposed changes would allow for shooting off fireworks for 4 days instead of 1, allow the use of Roman Candles, and strike the section requiring adult supervision of minors under the age of 16.  It also allows for the shooting of fireworks on New Years Eve.

There was also an interesting discussion between Alderman Black and Chief Lynch concerning the Police Dept. requesting to be paid by Parks and Rec. to patrol the park for people setting off fireworks (which is illegal in Raytown). Chief Lynch cited force reduction due to budget cuts as a reason more attention cannot be given to patrolling Parks. Alderman Black attempted to bring up that this was the same policy that existed before the budget cuts, but did not get far on this point.

Raytown Online has no immediate knowledge about past actions concerning the parks on the 4th of July, but does know that the Raytown Police Dept. has ask for overtime payment from the parks to patrol Super Splash and the Summer Music and Arts festival in the past.

There are more details on this subject on the Raytown Report, click HERE  The video below is the complete portion sourced from the city’s website.

Police Warn Of Skimmers Found At Gas Pumps

 

On Monday June 4th at approximately 8:28 AM police were sent to the Conoco gas station at 8100 Westridge for a Fraud. When officers arrived, it was reported that a credit card skimmer device had been located inside one of the gas pumps.

Four hours later, police received a call to Raytown Petroleum gas station at 5304 Raytown Road where another credit card skimmer device had been located inside a gas pump. Both skimmers were removed.

It is unclear if the two incidents are connected. It is unknown how long the devices have been inside the pumps. It is unknown if any information captured by the devices were accessed before they were discovered. Both devices were inside the pumps, so they were not visible to customers. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Raytown Police are contacting all Raytown gas stations to advise them of the discovery of the skimmers, so that they may inspect their pumps. The Missouri Department of Agriculture, who regularly inspects gas pumps in the State of Missouri, was also advised of the discoveries. Raytown Police ask anyone that may have used their credit card at either gas station to monitor their transactions and accounts for any unusual activity.

Consumers may protect themselves from skimmers by:

Checking for external skimmers- External skimmers fit over the outside of the card reader and steal the credit card information as the card is being slid into the slot. They may look slightly different than the other card readers (color, texture, etc.). Often they will feel loose when you try to wiggle them and may even come off in your hand.

Checking for evidence of tampering (to install an internal skimmer)- Look for broken or missing tamper tape on access panels. Look for evidence of forced entry into an access panel, which could include pry marks, scratches, or broken locks.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

 

David Jungerman charged in the murder of Kansas City lawyer Thomas Pickert

Raytown resident and businessman David Jumgerman has been charged with the muder of Thomas Pockert. The presumed motive was that Mr. Pickert won a multi million dollar judgement against Mr. Jungerman in a case involving Mr. Jungerman shooting unarmed trespassers on his property. Mr. Jungerman has twice made major news in the past. The first time was for suing the City of Raytown, claiming that the Police lost his Rolex watch, when he was arrested for pointing a weapon at children on his property. The second was for putting a large billboard on the side of a truck calling Democrats parasites. It was later revealed the Mr. Jungerman was the biggest recipient of Federal farm aid in the area. You can learn more on this by clicking HERE.  Some of the supportive links in this archived article no longer work.

The following videos are courtesy of KCTV 5 news, and we thank them for providing the code to embed these videos in this article.

http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14265616/raw-widow-of-slain-brookside-attorney-reflects-on-loss-of-husband
http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14265587/raw-charges-announced-in-murder-of-kansas-city-lawyer-thomas-pickert

Raytown City Manager Resigns

On Friday April 6th 2018 the city manager of Raytown (Tom Cole) turned in his resignation.  Mr. Cole indicated he had a desire to pursue other paths in life before it was too late.  He will be missed.

The following is a list of some of the city employees that have quit since 2015.

Tom Cole city administrator
John Benson community development director
Mahesh Sharma city administrator 
Mark Loughry finance director
Briana Burrichter finance director
Katie Horner public works director
Brenda Gustufson public information officer
This seems like a high turnover rate.

Shooting Leaves One Wounded, Three Arrested

At about 8:25 PM Wednesday (January 17, 2018) Raytown Officers were called to the Valero Corner Store, 6509 Raytown Road, regarding a shooting in progress. Moments after the call was received, a vehicle arrived at police headquarters, 10000 E. 59 Street, which was occupied by an adult female passenger that had been shot at least twice. EMS was summoned while other officers, on patrol and those working an off-duty job, responded to the store. Officers there subsequently arrested two adult males, relating to the shooting. The woman was transported to an area hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The adult male that drove the female to police headquarters was also taken into custody relating to the incident at the store.

There were no other injuries reported and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information on this or any other crimes please contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Civic-minded Volunteers Needed

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown invites you to join out committed group of volunteers in helping provide services to Seniors living within the boundaries of the Raytown School District. Most volunteers work a set schedule of approximately three hours, one day per week.

  • Office Volunteers. Open shifts: Tuesday 1 – 4 pm; Wednesday 9 – 12 & 1 – 4; Thursday 1 – 4; Friday 9 – 12. This job involves answering phones, scheduling rides for medical appts., giving information from resource book, give information about upcoming events.
  • On-call Wheels that Care Drivers. Scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, when one of our seniors needs a ride to a medical appointment. Time needed varies, appointments average one hour plus travel time.
  • Substitute Meals on Wheels drivers. Regular driver positions are currently filled (generally one day per week). Substitute drivers are needed when a regular driver is ill or unavailable. Prepackaged meals and beverages are picked up from a central location and delivered to clients within the boundaries of the Raytown School District.

All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers also must have a valid drivers license, and a licensed and insured vehicle. Training provided.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email: volcoordinator@sbcglobal.net or by phone: 816-356-9000.

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Seeking New Director

Seeking an energetic, motivated individual to serve as Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of Raytown. This half-time (20 hour per week) position will work closely with the Board of Trustees to provide strategic leadership, manage staff and volunteers, and oversee the successful operation of our services for Raytown Seniors, including the Meals on Wheels program. Qualifications include experience working with nonprofit, public sector, or community organizations. Bachelors degree (preferred) or commensurate experience in public administration, human or social services. To apply, please submit resume and a list of three references to: jdowning2300@yahoo.com

David de la Fuente of Star Companies, Inc. in Raytown wins 1st place in National Insulation Installation Competition

Insulation professional, David de la Fuente of Star Companies, Inc. in Raytown, Mo. secured the title and $10,000 grand prize at the 15thannual America’s Best Installer competition on Oct. 14. De la Fuente competed against 26 insulation installers from across the country in the skill-based competition at the EXDO Event Center in Denver.

De la Fuente exceeded the performance of his competitors in the fast-paced competition which consisted of installing JM formaldehyde-free insulation batts into mock home structures. Expert judges evaluated each competitor based on real job site criteria, including workmanship and install quality, speed, material use, and reaction to different obstacles, such as pipes, vaulted ceilings and electrical outlets.

The competition also recognized second-place winner, Noe Castillo of Denver-based Rocky Mountain Insulation, with a $5,000 cash prize. A third-place $3,500 cash prize was awarded to Shawn Elliot of Charlotte, N.C.-based Standard Insulating Companies and a fourth-place $2,500 cash prize was awarded to Jose Varela-Garcia of Olathe, Kan.-based Henges Insulation

Additional cash prizes were awarded to the following competitors from the preliminary rounds of competition:

  • Diego Campana-Baquero of A+ Insulation, Edwardsville, Kan. ($1,000)
  • Leonel Lora of American Residential Products, Orlando, Fla. ($1,000)
  • Doel Vazquez of Wisconsin Insulation Services, Menomonee Falls, Wis. ($1,000)
  • Travis Vandenbogart of Comfort Pro Insulators, Little Suamico, Wis. ($1,000)
  • Jake Milner of G5 / Insul USA, Nixa, Mo. ($500)
  • Rafael Rodriguez-Loya of Nelligan Insulation, Lynchburg, Va. ($500)
  • Alex Franco of Homeowner’s Insulation, Colorado Springs, Colo. ($500)
  • Justin McCabe of Northwind Insulation, Orchard Park, N.C. ($500)

Police say Jungerman not a suspect

From KMBC 9 NEWS

“During a police briefing on Thursday, authorities said detectives have talked to the owner of the van. They said the owner is not in custody, not a person of interest nor a suspect.

Raytown resident suspect in Brookside homicide

Police are looking for Raytown resident David Jungerman as a suspect in the murder of 30-year-old attorney Tom Pickert in front of the victim’s Brookside home. Mr. Pickert was a prominent Kansas City lawyer who recently won his client a 5 million dollar judgment against Mr. Jungerman.   Jungerman’s 1997 white Chevy van was seen fleeing the scene and has since been found.  click HERE for KCTV5 coverage on this story.

KCTV5

Ambulance response time update.

Sources in the Raytown School District stated that the call for ambulance services went out at 7:12 and that video footage show the arrival of the ambulance at 7:27.  By doing the math, and deducting the 7 minutes response time, we have 8 minutes for dispatch to take the call and relay it to a Raytown EMS unit.

More on this if and when I learn more facts.

 

Raytown beats Raytown South 35-14

Raytown broke a long loosing streak against rival Raytown South with a decisive 35 to 14 win on Friday.

RaytownOnline.com received multiple calls about the game, but not about the score. The calls were about the amount of time it took an ambulance to take an injured Raytown High player away for medical attention.

One call claimed it took 45 minutes for the ambulance to arrive, but research indicates that was not the case, closer to 20 minutes was the actual amount of time that passed.  The injury took place 3 minutes into the game.  The game started at 7:00 pm.  Given this, the probable time of the injury was between 7:04 and 7:08, depending on how much time passed with the game clock not running.

Photos received from people attending the game show the ambulance at 7:28 pm.  (see below)

Sources at Raytown City Hall report that the EMS log indicates a 7 minute response time.  What is not known is how long it took the coaching staff to decide to call an ambulance. Requests to the School District for this information have yet to be responded to.

Normally 911 calls would be routed to the Raytown Police Dept. dispatch and they relay this to the EMS unit.  Normally this would also be relayed to the Raytown Fire District and they also would respond. Sources in the Raytown Fire District have no record of a call coming in on this incident.

These are the facts to the best of my knowledge.