July 13, 2014 21:45
Today, Sunday July 13, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a woman spit on and pushed a TriMet bus operator.
Officers arrived in the area and were directed to the suspect, who was off of the bus. The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Eucharia Michelle Nwerem, resisted attempts to arrest her and fought with officers before being taken into custody.
Officers learned that 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.
Nwerem was transported to a Portland hospital for an evaluation prior to being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment (two counts), Interfering with Public Transportation, and Resisting Arrest.
Nwerem will be arraigned on Monday July 14.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204