Group A crime in the city of Rosenberg is down.
This and more were discussed when Police Chief Jonathan White presented his monthly police report at the city council workshop meeting Tuesday.
White said that Group A crimes are down 10% in comparison to July of last year.
Group A crimes include robbery, shoplifting, homicide/manslaughter, sex crimes, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal mischief and animal cruelty.
Of the 1,513 cases assigned this year, the criminal investigations division has solved 779 cases.
In July, the police department received 10,159 calls, according to White. In July 2019, the communications division received 9,832 calls, equating to a 3% increase.
There were 61 documented crashes in July, compared to 87 last month.
The school resource division handled two burglary cases last month, both of which happened within the city limits.
The department also provided city court security, delivered Meals on Wheels, distributed food with Friends of North Rosenberg nonprofit, attended a recruiting event at Gus George Academy and continued with random acts of kindness throughout the community.
After discussion, Mayor Bill Benton asked White if the police department had made the necessary arrangements to keep the city safe in the event of a hurricane.
“We have our staffing levels in place and we’re ready for the storm should it come this way,” White promised. “We’re prepared to assist any evacuation if we need to.”
The next Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held Sept. 1 at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.
Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.
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