CAMPBELL — A woman accused of stalking a Campbell firefighter has been ordered to stay 500 feet away from his house and the fire station.
Marina Tatarciuc, 46, of Van Buren Road, pleaded for leniency in Campbell Municipal Court on Tuesday before being released from jail on $30,000 bond.
She faces charges of menacing by stalking, breaking and entering, disrupting public service and criminal trespassing, after she was allegedly observed in a restricted area of the fire department Saturday.
According to police reports, she had been warned before about trespassing at the fire department. She is also accused of using the department’s emergency line in attempts to contact the firefighter.
Tatarciuc tearfully told Judge Patrick Cunning that she is going through a divorce and had stopped using the city’s emergency line in an attempt contact the firefighter.
“I’m not a criminal,” she said.
But visiting prosecutor Theresa Tolson argued for the $30,000 bond — saying Tatarciuc is a threat to the community.
“She’s tied up the [emergency] hot line making calls to the station,” she said. “She’s tied up the police station.”
“She’s been given an opportunity to cease and desist and she does not,” the prosecutor continued.
Judge Cunning told Tatarciuc that if she has any further contact with the victim, oral or written, the bond will be revoked.
She faces more than three years in prison if convicted under the current charges. A preliminary hearing in her case is scheduled for July 10.