In the month of August, the Rosenberg Police school resource officers dealt with nine incidents during the first five days of school. This and more were discussed when Police Chief Jonathan White presented his monthly police report at the city council workshop meeting Tuesday.
“School started Aug. 26 with a total attendance of 35,031 students,” White told council. “We had two incidents in August in the city limits, one being the burglary of a vehicle, one assault.
“And we had seven incidents outside the city of Rosenberg — one aggravated assault, one burglary, disorderly conduct, three mental health calls and one information report.”
Councilmember Lisa Wallingford said that she looked into the one burglary outside the city limits.
“It’s my understanding that we had 10 juveniles enter Campbell Elementary in Greatwood on Aug. 1,” she said. “So, 10 juveniles. They’re each being charged with, I believe, four offenses each. Any of them felonies?”
White said the felonies included burglary, criminal mischief and engaging in organized criminal activity.
“So that’s 40 charges, total?” Wallingford asked. “And they all transpired in Sugar Land, but they’re on our crime stats because we are the provider of school resource officers?”
White explained that technically, Lamar Consolidated ISD is the victim in the case, so there is only one victim reported.
The school resource officers are assigned to the secondary schools, but respond to 45 properties within the school district. In August, the police department received 8,211 calls in addition to 1,843 calls to 911 lines, according to White.
Of the 151 assigned cases, officers solved 77 cases.
The police department had a 47% crime solvability rate, compared to 24% nationwide.
Councilmember and former Rosenberg police officer Kevin Raines complimented White on the department’s solvability rate.
The department also completed 250 property checks, delivered Meals on Wheels 25 times, participated in a K9 demonstration at an LCISD school and conducted an active shooter presentation.
The next council meeting will be Oct. 15 at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.