A man, who has been charged throughout Vermont with countless acts of vandalism to motor vehicles along with assaulting a handful of law enforcement officers, needed just two days to pick up new criminal charges after being released from custody in Washington County. Micael Bizuneh, 34, most recently of Berlin punched a female member of Shelburne Rescue in the face and then Shelburne Police Officer Caleb Casco as he was being taken into custody shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, police said. There was one report the EMT was knocked unconscious. The injuries came after Bizuneh caused substantial damage to a room at Harbor Place, a shelter for homeless individuals. Within seconds of making contact with the man, he punched the EMT multiple times in the face and she had to be taken by South Burlington Rescue to the UVM Medical Center. Casco also was later transported to the hospital for evaluation, and both were eventually released. Police arrested Bizuneh on charges of aggravated assault on a protected professional, assault of a protected professional with bodily fluids, and felony unlawful mischief. He was jailed for lack of $500 bail at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans Town.
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