Grandmother charged with assault, criminal trespass after taking grandchild out of bed, police say

Posted Aug. 04, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — A local woman is accused of assaulting two people and taking her grandchild out of a bed at a baby sitter’s house without permission Thursday night.

Judy Burgess, 46, of Livermore Falls was charged with two counts of assault and two counts of criminal trespassing, Livermore Falls Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Friday.

Burgess went to the child’s mother’s residence in the Meadowbrook housing complex off Moose Hill Road. When she found out her grandchild wasn’t there, she went to a second residence nearby. She took the sleeping child from a bed during the 9:50 p.m. incident, Steward said.

The baby sitter tried to stop her but she couldn’t, he said.

Burgess was intoxicated at the time, Steward said.

Outside the residence, the child’s mother confronted Burgess, and the child was returned to the mother, he said.

When police arrived, Burgess was walking her bicycle out of the complex.

Burgess was arrested and enroute to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn complained of jaw pain, Steward said. She was taken to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston and was treated.

Police issued her a summons and she was released into the custody of friend, he said.

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