Group A crime has spiked in the last month in the city of Rosenberg.

This and more were discussed when Police Chief Jonathan White presented his monthly police report at the city council workshop meeting.

White said that Group A crimes are up 23% in comparison to August of last year.

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

Of the 1,746 cases assigned this year, the criminal investigations division has solved 909 cases.

In August, the police department received 10,031 calls, according to White. In August 2019, the communications division received 10,054 calls, equating to less than a 1% decrease.

There were 78 documented crashes in August, compared to 62 last month.

“It seems like there’s more traffic out and about with this pandemic stuff and I want to make sure we’re where we need to be where we’re supposed to be,” council member Kevin Raines told White.

The school resource division handled two Group A offenses last month, one of which happened within the city limits.

The cases were obscenity display or distribution within the city limits and possession of a controlled substance outside the city limits.

The department also delivered Meals on Wheels, met with local pastors about police/community relations, met with staff at Church of Living Waters for active shooter presentation, conducted a backpack give away for LCISD students, and assisted with monitoring school zones.

The next Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held Oct. 6 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.

Email comments to dswint@rosenbergtx.gov.

City council meetings can be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.

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