Accused St. Johnsbury window smasher Micael S. Bizuneh is back in jail after he allegedly created havoc on the streets of Montpelier on Friday and assaulted a police officer. Bizuneh, 33, has already been charged with 21 counts of unlawful mischief by smashing windshields and gouging paint on vehicles parked in St. Johnsbury village during a vandalism spree on Dec. 6, 2021. He was released from Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport on Thursday morning, Feb. 3. after posting $50 bail. Montpelier Police say the next day they received a report of a man throwing things at pedestrians and moving vehicles near 120 Barre Street in Montpelier. Police say that when they arrived on the scene, Bizuneh was laying down on a pile of snow in the street but got up and punched a police officer as she approached to ask if he needed assistance. Bizuneh is now being held on $1,000 bail at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury on charges of aggravated disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer. Bizuneh had been in pre-trial detention after being arrested in St. Johnsbury in December. But Caledonia Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Tomasi recently lowered Bizuneh’s bail to a $500 secured appearance bond with only a 10 percent down-payment ($50) required to be released.
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