“Over the course of the last week, several robberies have occurred on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. As a result of diligent investigative work, conducted by the Fifth District Detective’s Unit, several suspects were developed.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression Team conducted operations in the area of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, in an effort to locate and apprehend the suspects involved in this string of recent robberies along the trail. Read More
Thanks to chai for sending: “It’s on the MBT by the noma station–same place that had chalk outlines previously. Now someone’s gotten some spray paint and a scooter stencil involved”
Update from the NoMa BID:
“Thanks @WABADC trail rangers and @DDOTDC for the #escooter parking spaces. #MBT #MetBranchTrail #NoMa”
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“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in reference to a First Degree Sexual Abuse and an Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery that occurred on Friday, March 08, 2019, in the 200 block of P Street, Northwest.
At approximately 11:00 am, the victim was approached by the suspect, at the listed location, as she was getting into a ride share vehicle. The suspect sexually assaulted her and attempted to take her property then fled the scene. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.
On Friday, March 8, 2019, 36-year-old Broadus Johnson, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery.
From MPD Saturday night:
“Armed Robbery Gun at 2328 hrs on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Lookout for (10) B/M’S, ages in their teens, wearing all black clothing and armed with dark and silver guns. Last seen running North on the trail.”
Thanks to Denise to for sending:
“At about 2pm this afternoon, I stopped my run on the Metro Branch Trail to allow this car to pass me. At least they were driving on the right side. And it indeed was a Maryland driver.”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser today broke ground on the Fort Totten extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which will connect the existing trail from John McCormack Drive in Brookland to the Fort Totten Metro Station. This is the next major milestone toward the completion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
“This extension is a tremendous example of how we are working together as a community to build a safer, stronger DC for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this project, we’re closing key gaps in our network and providing a safe, off-street route for people traveling through the District.”
The $11 million project, which will take approximately 18 months to complete, Read More
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Mark passes on from the MBT listserv:
“This morning at 8:45 a man was exposing himself while standing in the middle of the trail, between NY Ave. & R St. NE. I saw something similar about a month ago, but it was not so obvious, so I didn’t report it. I called police this morning after I got to work. Please report to police if you see this behavior — if it is the same person he seems to be getting more bold.”
From an email:
“There is a black male, about 5’8”, wearing a light blue sky denim jacket and pants, jerking off in public on the NoMa metro platform. The WMATA police have been notified. According to a nice man I was with, he is around the area often. Please stay alert. I was sitting on one of the benches as he did this in my peripheral.”
From an email:
“WABA Trail Ranger coffee hour is tomorrow morning! (Postponed from the usual second Friday last week due to rain) We’ll be at 4th and S St NE on the Metropolitan Branch Trail from 7:00am – 9:00am with free Qualia Coffee and Mission Muffins.”
Thanks to “daily MBT user” for sending:
“Thanksgiving traffic has spilled over onto the MBT today (I know. This happens far more often than around the holidays). Taken around 3:15 this afternoon. [Wednesday]”
“On October 31, 2017, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued the Potomac Construction Company a Notice to Proceed for the design-build construction of the next phase of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The new trail will connect the existing trail from John McCormack Drive in Brookland to the Fort Totten Metro Station. This is the next major milestone toward the completion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Read More
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense which occurred on the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) at Mile Number 1.4 – S Street, Northeast, on Monday, October 30, 2017.
At approximately 9:38 am, the victim was walking northbound at the listed location, when two suspects approached him from behind. One of the suspects began to physically assault the victim while the second suspect went through his pockets. The suspects then fled the scene with the victim’s property.
A nearby surveillance camera captured two persons of interest in this case. They can be seen in the photos above.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”