The Rosenberg police department solved more crimes last month than they did this time last year.
At the Rosenberg City Council workshop meeting Tuesday, Police Chief Jonathan White presented his monthly police report, in which he noted that the PD has solved 644 cases since Jan. 1.
The police department had a 52% crime solvability rate, compared to 24% nationwide. This time last year, the solvability rate was 42%.
Council member and former Rosenberg police officer Kevin Raines complimented White on the department’s solvability rate.
White said that Group A crimes are down 5% in comparison to June of last year.
Group A crimes include robbery, shoplifting, homicide/manslaughter, sex crimes, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal mischief and animal cruelty.
In June, the police department received 9,792 calls, according to White. In June 2019, the communications division received 9,929 calls, equating to a 1.4% decrease this year over last.
There were 87 documented crashes in June, the highest number of crashes reported in a single month in 2020.
“Officers are out there and wearing masks,” White assured council. He noted that the crashes are significant in a specific location.
“Chief, on those crashes, if there’s anything you feel the city could do in terms of traffic control, feel free to convey that to (Public Works Director) Rigo (Caozoncin) and (City Manager) John Maresh.
White said he would keep that in mind.
Through the pandemic, the department also delivered Meals on Wheels, attended community parade events, joined Friends of North Rosenberg for a food distribution event, assisted patrol with calls for service and conducted property/business checks.
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