Phillip Gillam gets fine, no jail time, for making harassment calls to dispatcher

Phillip Gillam, 28, Minot, pleaded guilty Monday to making harassing calls to a Minot dispatcher earlier this month.

Gillam pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor harassment of emergency personnel in district court in Minot and received a $500 fine, court records show.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Gillam called an emergency dispatcher on the afternoon of Feb. 8 and asked if they like marijuana. He then called a second time and again did not have an emergency to report. He had made three previous phone calls to 911 on Feb. 7 and had made repetitive phone calls to the crime prevention office on Feb. 8, all without reporting any emergency situation. Police responded to Gillam’s residence and found him lying on the floor, heavily intoxicated and slurring his words. Police took him to Trinity Hospital to be checked out and, after he had been cleared, took him to the Ward County Jail where he had a .34 blood alcohol content – more than four times the legal limit to drive – on a preliminary breath test measuring alcohol content.


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