Novato police officers were called in to assist in a domestic dispute that crossed county lines early Thursday morning and ultimately arrested a woman from Chico who had violated a restraining order taken out by her husband. Sergeant Nicholas Frey of the NPD issued a press release concerning the incident.
Erin Maureen Foreman, 31, apparently thwarted her out-of-county restraining order when she decided to send her husband a series of text messages and left him voicemails, a number of which threatened his safety, throughout the previous night. Her husband had been staying in an area hotel the evening before, and it appears that Foreman found out where he was staying and drove from Chico to his hotel under cover of darkness.
The victim saw Foreman in the hotel parking lot as he left Thursday morning, and she proceeded to follow him even after he got into his car and drove away. At this point, at 6:46 a.m., the victim called police from his car and reported Foreman for multiple violations of the restraining order against her.
Police rushed to the area, near the PG&E substation on Hamilton Drive in Novato. Frey reports that it took officers “from the time of call to the time of locating her, give or take a half an hour.” Foreman, he said, “was located in close proximity to her vehicle” when officers found and arrested her.
Officers booked Foreman into Marin County Jail on charges of violating a served domestic violence restraining order and stalking. Frey confirms that officers have interviewed Foreman, but cannot disclose what they learned about her motives in this incident. She had been arrested twice before recently for violating the terms of the restraining order, in October of last year and again at the end of March.