Pogo stick among Frisbie assaults

By George Chappell | Jan 22, 2013
Photo by: Courtesy of Knox County Jail

Rockland — A 25-year-old Rockland woman will serve nine months in jail on a series of six charges, including assault with a pogo stick and assaulting a police officer.

Vanessa Frisbie was sentenced Jan. 17 by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm in Knox Superior Court to three years, with all but nine months suspended, two years' probation, for striking an officer, and an additional 60 days each on six other charges. The time is to be served concurrently.

She pleaded guilty to two more counts of assault besides assaulting an officer, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of operating under the influence, for which her license is suspended for three years.

She also is required to pay $1,945 in fines.

Frisbie was represented in court by attorney Eric Morse and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald.

On Dec. 27, 2011, Frisbie entered the home of a woman and threw a pogo stick at her. She missed her target but struck the woman's son, according to court records. She drove away but was found later by Rockland police, who said she was intoxicated. At the time, she began kicking and hitting Officer Lloyd Daniels in the face and broke his eyeglasses.

On June 14, 2012, while out on bail, she slapped the father of her young son and violated her conditions of release because she had been drinking and two of her children were in the back seat of her car, which she drove under the influence. She was arrested and taken to Knox County Jail.


Comments (4)
Posted by: Heidi DiMauro | Jan 23, 2013 20:03

Life is tough.  Things are not always as they seem  Keep on reaching for that star and you will reach it.  Your family loves and supports you.


Posted by: Social Security Rockland | Jan 23, 2013 12:16

when someone has a dual diagnosis that is hard to get a handle on it is difficult to funtion properly.

Posted by: Edward Myers | Jan 23, 2013 06:18


© Shirley J. Stankiewicz
(Ode to Alcohol)
The queasy feeling in my stomach
The pounding in my head
The only thoughts in my mind
Were wishing I was dead

My forehead covered in cold sweats
Body shakes beyond control
The endless aching my bones
As you consumed my very soul

The minutes turned into hours
The hours turned into days
suddenly, every moment that I ever lived
Was just a smoke filled haze

As I watched my body waste away
And my life slowly coming to an end
I realized. That I was wrong
You’re the devil & not my friend

So, I'm taking back what's left of my life
Not one more second will you dominate
I'll bet the strength that lives in me
You didn't anticipate

Cast you spell on someone else
Find another unsuspecting prey
I came to live, NOT to die
And my life begins TODAY...

Source: Battling Alcoholism, Good-Bye, Addiction Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/battling-alcoholism#ixzz2InR1w2hN
Vanessa, I pray that God's grace will cover you like a warm blanket and save you from this life of addiction.
Ed Myers

Posted by: DANIEL DATES | Jan 22, 2013 18:44

Maine's welfare dollars hard at work!!

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