Woman allegedly spit on, shoved TriMet operators

Eucharia Michelle Nwerem accused of spitting on, shoving two TriMet bus operators

Eucharia Michelle Nwerem (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Eucharia Michelle Nwerem (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police arrested a woman Sunday afternoon in SE Portland after she allegedly spit on and pushed two TriMet bus operators.

Authorities said around 1:08 p.m. they responded to SE 82nd Avenue and SE Powell Boulevard where officers found 30-year-old Eucharia Michelle Nwerem off of the bus.

Officers said they learned Nwerem pushed, shoved and spit on a TriMet bus operator on a northbound 82nd Avenue bus. Then, when another driver was getting on the bus to relieve the first driver, she pushed him and poked him in the face.

Neither victim required medical transport for injuries.

Police said Nwerem resisted attempts to arrest her and fought with officers before being taken into custody.

She was transported to a Portland hospital for an evaluation prior to being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on numerous charges that included assault in the third degree, assaulting a public safety officer, attempted possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest.

Nwerem will be arraigned on Monday.

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