NEW WATERFORD - Salem police arrested a man wanted on a warrant from New Waterford police on Monday night.
Steven M. Lutz, 41, 1309 E. 3rd St., was taken to the county jail on a phone harassment charge regarding a New Waterford woman.
He appeared in Columbiana County Municipal Court, pleaded not guilty to the phone harassment charge and posted the $1,000 bond, but on a pending case of child enticement a cash bond of $25,000 (10 percent) was set and posted Tuesday morning.
Assistant County Prosecutor Virginia Barborak requested a bond revocation and Judge Carol Robb set a hearing on that for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Salem police filed the criminal child enticement charge in March. Lutz pleaded not guilty and the case is ongoing.
Regarding the phone harassment, New Waterford Police Chief Dan Haueter said Lutz befriended a New Waterford woman with a small son.
"He touched the boy," Haueter explained, "he didn't do anything illegal that we know about, but his actions toward the boy alarmed the woman and drew suspicion."
Haueter said that on Saturday the woman told Lutz not to contact her but he kept calling and leaving text messages.
Haueter said there was one message "possibly through a third party" but no threats were made.
He added, "She told him not to call."
Salem police arrested Lutz on March 23 on the first-degree misdemeanor criminal child enticement count, accusing him of picking up a 9-year-old boy walking from school and giving him a ride home.
It was the second complaint police received involving Lutz for the same type of incident.
About six months before police received a report on him involving an 8-year-old boy with physical and mental handicaps but no charges were filed.
Lutz could face a maximum penalty of up to six months in jail if convicted on the child enticement charge.
Conditions of his bond include no contact with minor children and or school playgrounds, property and parks except to attend graduation activities for his son.
Larry Shields can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org