A 19-year-old student at Bryant High School allegedly brought a firearm on school property on Friday, the Fairfax County Police reported Monday.
Traevion Westbrook of Annandale was stopped by officers in front of the school around 12:30 p.m. because he allegedly “smelled of drugs,” police said. Westbrook is accused of then running away from police before being caught after a brief chase.
Westbrook was arrested and charged with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute on school property, concealed weapon, possession of a firearm on school property and obstruction of justice.
The police would not say if the weapon was loaded. Westbrook was still in custody Monday night, according to court records online.
A Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman confirmed that Westbrook was a student. The school did not go into lockdown or “secure the building” status during the incident.
Another Bryant student is also facing charges stemming from the incident. Police say 18-year-old D’mari Norris was with Westbrook during the initial stop by police but did not try to flee. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and released on summons.
Two robberies reported at same ATM
People were robbed on separate days at the same ATM in the Penn Daw area over the weekend, the police reported. On Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. a woman using the ATM at the Wells Fargo at 6300 Richmond Highway (see map) was robbed as she deposited money. The male robber took money from the woman’s pocket and then drove off in a gray SUV, police said.
Around 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning another robbery was report at the Wells Fargo ATM. This time a woman withdrawing money was accosted by a man who walked up behind her, grabbed her and demanded she give him money, according to police. The woman managed to escape and get to her car, while the man fled on foot, police said.
Delivery driver robbed, 7-Eleven targeted
Another robbery and an attempted robbery over the weekend were reported, each targeting businesses that have been hit recently. The 7-Eleven at 2405 Fairhaven Avenue (see map) was the scene of an attempted robbery around 10:15 p.m. on Friday night, police said. The next night a pizza delivery man was robbed around 10:10 p.m.
In Friday’s robbery the clerk is said to have refused to hand a man anything after the man implied he had a weapon. The would-be robber then ran away.
Police say the suspect was a man between the age of 22-25, black, around 5-foot-9-inches tall, skinny, wearing gloves, a hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.
The same 7-Eleven was the scene of a bizarre failed robbery on February 2. In that case a car was driven through the front window of the store in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the store’s ATM.
The pizza delivery robbery on Saturday night happened in the 4200 block of Buckman Road (see map) — the same block that another pizza delivery driver was robbed six days earlier. Just like in the earlier robbery, Friday’s victim was robbed of money, personal belongings and the pizza.
No injuries were reported.
In Monday’s robbery, the assailant was said to be wearing a mask. In Saturday’s robbery, the assailant was said to be covering his face with a bandanna. Police said the robber was around 20 years old, black, 6 feet tall and slim, which are the same age and build as Monday’s robber.
Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district blotter from over the weekend:
Burglary: Homeowners in the 3900 block of Gibbs Street (see map) found their kitchen window open and personal items missing from the home around 5:45 p.m on March 2.
Larceny: 2600 block of Arlington Drive, cell phone from residence Larceny: 8700 block of Bradgate Road, property from residence Larceny: 3700 block of Huntley Meadows Lane, jewelry from residence Larceny: 6200 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business Larceny: 7400 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business Larceny: 8100 block of Richmond Highway, license plates from vehicle Larceny: 8600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business