In January 2017 a car was driven onto the Rail Trail in Newburyport and set on fire.
In December 2016 there was a serious incident on the Upper Charles River Rail Trail where a woman was hit on the head from behind, knocked to the ground and attacked while jogging.
In November 2016 an adult male who declined to turn over his money along the Quequechan Rail Trail was shot in the back of the head with a BB gun.
In October 2016 a woman was walking on the rail trail when she was approached by a man on a bike, police said. Police say the man exposed himself and tried to grab the woman.
In July 2015 a woman in her early 30s, told police that she was running on the rail trail near Scoville Road when a man came up behind her, grabbed her, pulled her off the path and sexually assaulted her.