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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at anoble@washingtontimes.com.

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Washington DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is joined by Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (not in photo) during their press conference to announce a drop in the number of homicides and a plan to improve police services, in Washington DC, Friday, December 30, 2011. As of December 30, 2011 there have been 108 murders in the District, putting the nation's capital on pace to have it's lowest number of homicides in nearly 50 years. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

D.C. robberies up 10%, but frequency down after spike

The number of robberies committed across the District remains up by about 10 percent this year, though the frequency of such crimes has come down significantly after a notable spike, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said. Published August 29, 2012

Southeast D.C. teen charged in murder

A 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot several times earlier this month, police said. Published August 29, 2012

Abigail Maslin discusses the Aug. 18 robbery that left her 29-year-old husband, Thomas "TC" Maslin, hospitalized after he was apparently struck on the back of the head with a blunt object. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Beating victim’s wife says video holds clue

Three people seen inside a car that pulled up to a Southeast D.C. gas station attempted to use the credit card of a man who had been savagely attacked and left unconscious on Capitol Hill only 30 minutes earlier, the man's wife said Tuesday. Published August 28, 2012

A sign outside the headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 in Upper Marlboro is draped in black to honor Prince George's County police Officer Adrian Morris, who died in an Aug. 20 car chase on Interstate 95. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Second suspect in crash that killed P.G. cop denied bond

The man suspected of being the driver of a stolen car that led a pair of Prince George's County police officers on a fatal car chase on Interstate 95 tried to change his appearance to avoid being arrested, prosecutors said at a court hearing Monday. Published August 27, 2012

James Howard Braddy Jr. Photo from the Prince George's County Police Department.

Murder suspect in Oxon Hill surrenders to police

A man accused of dragging his ex-girlfriend’s new lover from her apartment and shooting him to death in a parking lot turned himself in to police over the weekend. Published August 27, 2012

Parents and students try to reunite after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Md. student shot during first day of school

Police have arrested a 15-year-old student at Perry Hall High School who officials say randomly fired a gun in the school's cafeteria on Monday, injuring a 17-year-old senior. Published August 27, 2012

A 17-year-old honor student was fatally shot Wednesday night inside her Kettering home (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors

A 17-year-old Prince George's County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday — a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect. Published August 23, 2012

FBI and Metropolitan Police Department officials surround the Family Research Council building at 8th and G streets N.W. in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, following the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Christian lobbying group. The security guard was evidently shot in the arm before he wrestled the gunman to the ground. The suspect has now been taken into custody. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Family Research Council shooter indicted on assault and firearms charges

The man accused of shooting an employee inside the Family Research Council was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on assault and firearms charges — though not of any hate crime or domestic terrorism charges that officials initially speculated could come in the case. Published August 22, 2012

Prince George's County police officers hand out wanted fliers to members of the media for Kevon Darnell Neal, 23, of Fort Washington, wanted in connection to an auto theft which led to Police Officer Adrian Morris' death Monday night, Palmer Park, Md., Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Police have already arrested Kenneth Clark Mitchell, 25, of the District in connection with the incident. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Police issue warrant for suspect in I-95 chase

A man who was in a fleeing Acura TL, that a pair of Prince George's County police officer were chasing when their cruiser crashed and killed one of the officers, will be charged with auto theft, police announced Wednesday. Published August 22, 2012

Neil Godleski

Defense blames dead teen in ’10 Godleski killing

A dead teenager is to blame for a shooting that killed a Catholic University student bicycling home from work in 2010 rather than the teen's friend who is on trial for the slaying, the man's defense attorney said Tuesday. Published August 21, 2012

Prince George's County Police Officer Adrian Morris. Photo from Prince George's County police.

Police make arrest in crash that killed P.G. officer

Police have arrested one man who was in an Acura TL that a pair of officers were chasing down Interstate 95 on Monday afternoon when their car lost control and crashed, killing one of the officers. Published August 21, 2012

Hirshhorn Museum closes after guard suicide

A security guard at the District's Hirshhorn Museum fatally shot himself Monday afternoon inside the building, prompting an evacuation of the Smithsonian-affiliated museum, according to museum officials and police reports. Published August 20, 2012

First District Cmdr. Daniel Hickson of the Metropolitan Police Department briefs reporters on a violent assault early Saturday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Capitol Hill attack comes amid jump in violent crime

A savage attack in a Capitol Hill neighborhood over the weekend that left a 29-year-old man in a coma has residents there on alert over the increasing frequency of violent crime in an area of the city popular with young professionals. Published August 20, 2012

Police shoot man who threatened officer in Oxon Hill

A Prince George's County police officer shot a man who was found bloody and presumably high on PCP after the man threatened the officer Sunday night in Oxon Hill, officials said. Published August 20, 2012

**FILE** A line forms for entry into the Plaza 23 Event Center in Temple Hills. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

P.G. County dance hall's license may be in jeopardy

Stricter regulations meant to help Prince George's County officials crack down on problem dance venues have one establishment possibly facing sanctions for security plan violations, but authorities are still trying to determine whether a restaurant where a fatal shooting took place should be punished. Published August 19, 2012