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Woman arrested at LAX for trespassing: Marilyn Hartman had previous arrests for trying to board planes at SFO
August 06, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Marilyn Hartman

The 62-year-old woman arrested multiple times at San Francisco International Airport for sneaking through security or visiting in violation of a court order was arrested for similar conduct in Southern California.

Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. She was booked into jail on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing at airport operations, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

She reportedly snuck onto an airplane at the Mineta San Jose International Airport and was apprehended after landing in Los Angeles. Neither a spokeswoman for Mineta San Jose International Airport or the Los Angeles Airport Police Division returned an inquiry for comment.

Hartman is being held on $500 bail and, as of Tuesday afternoon, had no court appearance yet scheduled, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Hartman’s new case echoes those that nabbed headlines in the Bay Area earlier this year when she was arrested several times in very close succession and ultimately sentenced to the county’s Pathways Mental Health Court. Hartman told authorities she tried sneaking onto planes — once even succeeding — or simply sat in the food court because she had cancer and did not feel safe in her San Francisco residence. Authorities believe she had cancer several years ago but not now.

Hartman’s San Mateo County arrests began in February when she was apprehended following three attempts within five days to board Hawaii-bound flights without a ticket. The first time she managed to get on board but was discovered when the actual ticket holder arrived at the seat. The next two times, including once when she used a discarded boarding pass, she was stopped at the security gate. Police finally arrested her after the third time. In those cases, Hartman pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of commercial burglary and received credit for time served along with the order to stay away unless she had a ticket in her own name.

In March and April, Hartman was arrested in the food court with her probation paperwork in her purse, in the baggage claim area and most recently in a terminal restroom.

As part of the last sentence into Pathways in May, Hartman, who was diagnosed with a major depressive disorder, was placed in a residential facility and again prohibited from visiting SFO.

Her newest arrest did not violate Hartman’s probation because she already did that a few weeks ago by going to San Francisco International Airport. The District Attorney’s Office did not file a new charge against her but the court found her in violation of her probation and she failed out of Pathways, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Hartman was given 16 days jail with credit of the same amount.


(650) 344-5200 ext. 102



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