- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

UNADILLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 51-year-old man has been jailed in Michigan on stalking charges after harassing phone calls were made to his now-81-year-old former sixth-grade teacher.

Steven Kremski also was arraigned Friday on a charge of malicious use of a telecommunications device, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus in Howell reported (https://bit.ly/1QNUDzE ).

“I take no position at this time,” Kremski told the judge.

The teacher lives northwest of Detroit in Livingston County and began receiving phone calls in 2011. Two more calls were made Thursday shortly before Kremski was arrested as he walked from pay phones at a Flint-area airport.

“It’s an odd case that stretches back 36 years,” Unadilla Township police Sgt. Mike Matich said.

The teacher told the newspaper that she remembers Kremski from his time in her class. The newspaper, citing the teacher’s safety, did not release her name.

The calls started with someone breathing heavily into the phone, said the teacher who reported them to police. She said she tried to laugh it off but that the calls became annoying.

The caller later told her that he found her photo on a school wall and he had located her relatives’ graves. On other occasions, he would hang up after whispering “happy Halloween” or “happy Valentine’s Day,” according to the newspaper.

Investigators spoke to the teacher about people she knew over the years, Matich said.

Police set up surveillance on Kremski and videotaped him using a pay phone at the airport.

Kremski was ordered jailed on a $100,000 bond. The Associated Press was unable Saturday to determine if he has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.


Information from: Livingston Daily Press & Argus, https://www.livingstondaily.com

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