Crime is down in Rosenberg.

At the Rosenberg City Council workshop meeting, Police Chief Jonathan White was scheduled to present his monthly police report, but council agreed to table the item due to time constraints.

According to his report, which can be found on the city’s website, Group A crimes are down 34% in comparison to May of last year despite the department receiving more calls overall.

Group A crimes include robbery, shoplifting, homicide/manslaughter, sex crimes, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal mischief and animal cruelty.

In May, the police department received 8,970 calls, according to White’s report. In May 2019, the communications division received 10,566 calls, equating to a 15% decrease this year over last.

The department also delivered Meals on Wheels, conducted background investigations on police officer applicants, assisted patrol officers with calls for service and participated in various parades during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In other business, Animal Control Director Mara Hartsell’s report shows there are only 35 cats and dogs in the shelter.

According to Hartsell’s monthly animal shelter report, one dog and two cats were euthanized in May.

Thirty-two cats and nine dogs were adopted from Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter in May.

Rosenberg Animal Control is located at 1207 Blume Road.

The next council meeting will be July 7 at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St.

Citizens will not be allowed to attend council meetings, but can still ask questions via letters, telephone or email.

Email comments to

Meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.

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