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Multiple charges, including for gun, lodged after Wakefield High trespassing

School went into lockdown during incident

The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged an 18-year-old Arlington with a host of offenses following an alleged incident at Wakefield High School.

According to police, on Feb. 2 at 12:30 p.m. the county government’s Emergency Communications Center received a report of a trespasser, who was known to carry a firearm, at the high school. While no weapon was seen, the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Responding officers determined that the suspect was not then on school property, and the lockdown was lifted.

According to police, the suspect allegedly entered the school and attempted to locate a juvenile victim with whom he had a dispute.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. On Feb. 3 in the early-morning hours, members of the police department’s emergency-response team took the suspect into custody at a residence in the 4200 block of 16th Street South.

During the execution of the search warrant, three firearms were recovered, including one with a removed serial number, police said.

The suspect – identified as Kenan Owens – was arrested and charged with trespassing at a school, stalking, removing/altering the serial number of a firearm and three counts of allowing access to a firearm by children. He was held without bond at the Arlington County Detention Facility.