Arash Nadim, 35, of Steiner Street, was charged Thursday with violating a protective order after his ex-girlfriend called police earlier in the week to report she had seen Nadim driving by her house.

According to the protective order, police said, Nadim is to have no contact with her, her family or her friends.

He was held on a $10,000 bond and arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court that same day.