Steven Kadoun, Minot, charged with harassing emergency personnel

Steven Jay Kadoun, 56, is accused of making 21 calls to authorities on Jan. 9 to report that people in the same house were selling drugs. On Jan. 8, he allegedly had called Minot Central Dispatch 10 times, also to report that people in the same house were using drugs. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, police told him to stop calling but Kadoun swore at them and kept calling back. When an emergency call is made, the dispatcher is unable to take other calls about emergencies.

Kadoun is charged with Class A misdemeanor harassment of emergency personnel. He signed a promise to appear in court and was released. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charge on Jan. 25 before Judge Stacy Louser.

Kadoun has a prior 2018 conviction for harassing emergency personnel, a Class A misdemeanor. He was fined $500 for that offense. According to the probable cause affidavit in that case, Kadoun made 15 calls to Minot police on June 3, 2018. He didn’t think police were responding quickly enough to his complaint that someone had damaged his window screen. He also swore at officers on that occasion.


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