Phillip Gillam, Minot, charged with harassment of emergency personnel

Phillip Gillam, 28, Minot, is charged in district court in Minot with Class A misdemeanor harassment of emergency personnel.

He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Feb. 24 before Judge Todd Cresap.

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 BAC – more than four times the legal limit to drive – on a preliminary breath test measuring alcohol content.