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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.

Articles by Andrea Noble

D.C. records five shootings in 18 hours

Five shootings — including one shooting in which two men were injured — were reported within 18 hours of each other in the District on Friday and Saturday, according to police. None of the incidents were fatal. Published September 15, 2012

6 plead guilty in large-scale D.C. drug ring

Six drug dealers responsible for flooding the streets of one southeast D.C. neighborhood with crack and cocaine conducted many of their large-scale transactions in shopping centers in Oxon Hill near at least one of their homes, according to court documents filed in their cases. Published September 15, 2012

Ex-PG officer 
gets five-year
 prison term in 
cigarette scam

A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes in a scheme uncovered in a widespread federal investigation that also led to criminal charges for former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson. Published September 14, 2012

Man found dead inside Northeast D.C. home

A man was found fatally shot Thursday afternoon inside a home in Northeast Washington, D.C. and police are investigating the death as a homicide, officials said. Published September 13, 2012

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw deliver new crime statistics for the D.C. metropolitan area to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C.-area crime down, but new patterns emerge

Crime decreased across the D.C. area by about 6 percent from 2010 to 2011, law enforcement leaders said Wednesday. But at the same time, criminals and gangs are more likely to organize outside their own neighborhoods and to focus on property crime or robberies. Published September 13, 2012

Stolen car crashes into 2 D.C. police motorcycles

A stolen vehicle struck two Metropolitan Police Department officers on motorcycles Wednesday afternoon and a resident’s car as the driver tried to flee the area, according to police. Published September 12, 2012

5 men get long sentences for revenge killings in Southeast

Five men convicted of a series of retaliatory shootings in March 2010 that killed five and injured another nine people in Southeast Washington were handed lengthy prison terms Tuesday, with three of the men sentenced to life in prison with no opportunity for release. Published September 12, 2012

D.C. police seek man who shot at ex-girlfriend

D.C. police are looking for a man they say tried to shoot his former girlfriend Sunday by putting a gun to her head and pulling the trigger twice, but the gun failed to fire. Published September 10, 2012

Prince George's County (Md.) seal

Shooting of handcuffed Md. suspect draws scrutiny

The Prince George's County Police Department's inspector general said it's likely the case of a District Heights police officer who shot a handcuffed man in the back as he fled from the officer's custody will go before a grand jury. Published September 9, 2012

Prince George's County (Md.) seal

District Heights officer shoots handcuffed suspect

A man shot Thursday night by a District Heights police officer was handcuffed and under arrest when police officials said he escaped from the back of the officer’s police cruiser and the officer fired at him. Published September 7, 2012

Prince George's County (Md.) seal

Prince George’s closes another nightclub

Prince George's County police and fire officials shut down their second nightclub in a week Thursday, continuing their crackdown on problem venues that are either operating illegally or associated with violent crimes. Published September 6, 2012

ACLU sues over D.C. camera rights

A pair of Metropolitan Police Department officers illegally seized a man's camera phone after the man photographed officers trying to intimidate witnesses of an arrest, the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Published September 5, 2012

Danger may lurk in Va. lake after rabid beaver attack

In a horror movie, a shark or an oversized barracuda might attack an unsuspecting swimmer, but in Fairfax County it was a 35-pound rabid beaver that drove an 83-year-old woman out of the water screaming. Published September 5, 2012