Burlington Police: Transient Woman Allegedly Assaults Corrections Officer

Burlington, Vt. - Burlington Police say a transient woman with multiple assault charges was arrested Monday after she allegedly spit on an officer and assaulted a corrections officer by kicking them.

Police say Nicole Coolum, 35, was being transported from the UVM Medical Center Emergency to a local detox facility.

According to police, Coolum has had 220 police contacts since 2012.

A media release from Burlington Police states that Coolum has been arrested 79 times since 2016, has one felony crime of assault and 65 misdemeanor crimes some of those charges were for assault.

Police say sometimes she was arrested on the same day or the days following her pre-trial conditions. Coolum is currently being charged with assault on a law enforcement officer with bodily fluids, simple assault, and violation of conditions of release.

She is being held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $300 bail. Coolum is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.


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