Life crime briefs for the edition of May 30, 2014

Blaine man charged with illegal possession of handgun

A Blaine man has been charged with illegally possessing a handgun.

Carl James Floyd Warner, 22, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court April 29 on the felony charge.

April 26, a man contacted the Spring Lake Park Police Department after a man approached him in the Holiday gas station parking lot, 8101 University Ave., Spring Lake Park, and asked him if he was interested in buying a handgun, revealing a .357-calibur weapon in his vehicle.

The man provided police with the car’s license plate number, and a search showed that Warner had been pulled over in the vehicle for reckless driving earlier that day, according to the criminal complaint.

Police included Warner’s picture in a lineup they showed to the man who reported the incident. He identified Warner as the man who attempted to sell him the gun, the criminal complaint states.
Upon arrest, Warner allegedly said he never possessed the handgun, but later, he said he gave the gun away.

With two second-degree burglary convictions last year, Warner is not allowed to possess any firearms.

~ Olivia Koester

Man charged with first-degree DWIs

The Spring Lake Park Police Department responded to a car crash at 83rd Avenue and University Avenue May 9, where they arrested a 46-year-old man for driving under the influence.

David Leonard Joyce, no permanent address, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court May 12 on two first-degree DWI charges.

When officers arrived at the scene of the accident, they saw two cars in the median, one of which Joyce was driving, according to the complaint.

Joyce’s car was damaged, and he complained to officers that his car wouldn’t go forward. Police told him he was in the ditch, the complaint states.

After smelling alcohol in the car and watching Joyce climb up out of the ditch unsteadily, officers administered field sobriety tests, as well as a breath test that registered a blood alcohol level of .224 about an hour after police arrived, the complaint alleges.

Joyce has previous DWI convictions that require him to have an ignition interlock device, which was not present on the vehicle he was driving, the criminal complaint states.

~ Olivia Koester

Blaine woman charged for meth possession

A Blaine resident was recently charged by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office on two felony charges of meth possession in the first and second degree.

Avis Ann Feriancek, 30, was found with 16.91-grams of meth in her pockets that had been divided into three plastic baggies. She also had $430 cash sticking out of her pockets, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers from several agencies with the Anoka Hennepin Drug Task Force Jan. 14 executed a search warrant on a Blaine residence in the 10800 block of Able Street NE where Feriancek reportedly lives, according to the complaint.

~ Eric Hagen

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