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January 31, 2013

BREAKING: City releases statement to Rabb Drive residents

One burglary suspect apprehended, another reportedly barricaded in residence

GREENVILLE — UPDATE 3:27 p.m.– MESSAGE FROM GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PERSONS LIVING IN THE VICINTY OF RABB Drive

The following message is being sent via CodeRED to persons within a 1⁄4 mile radius of Rabb Street:

There is an ongoing police incident in the 2300 block of Rabb Street.  

If you have a child returning to that area after school, please make arrangements for their transportation to another location.   

If you live within a one block distance from 2300 Rabb Street, please avoid the area due to traffic congestion.

If you need to enter the area of 2300 Rabb Street, contact a Greenville Police Office at either end of Rabb Street. 

The Greenville Police Department is attempting to locate a white male, 5’8”, 160 lbs., with brown hair, blue eyes, wearing blue jeans and a gray and black zip-up hoodie.  

Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Greenville Police Department at 903- 457-2900

Persons receiving the first CodeRED message will receive another CodeRED message once the incident is resolved.

This message is being sent in regard to a Greenville Police Department investigation of an incident related to a burglary and theft of firearms that occurred earlier today in Van Zandt County. One person has been taken into custody by GPD. A second subject may have been involved.

GPD is conducting an investigation at a residence in the 2300 block of Rabb Street.    

Streets near this location are blocked and a perimeter is secured around the area of the home.    

The public is being advised access to this area is limited.

Contrary to some reports, this is not believed to be a hostage situation. There is no reason to believe armed suspects are loose in this area.    Additionally, this incident is not related to a shooting reported this morning in Kaufman County.

UPDATE 1:51 p.m.– According to Vernon Richardson, superintendent of Wolfe City Independent School District, their schools are not on lockdown and are operating on the day to day routine. Locked outer doors, must request permission to enter the buildings; No restrictions beyond that.

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