Pioneer Press: Holding Cell is Home for 'Jane Doe'
Jail accommodations are spartan for the woman charged with squatting at Fridley house—where she hung drapes, a shower curtain and installed crown moulding.
Inmates like Fridley's "Jane Doe" who won't give jailers their names are a rarity—and they usually break their silence in eventually, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
Conditions aren't especially comfy for people behind bars who refuse standard booking procedures such as identifying themselves and allowing a photographer to take an official mugshot, Cmdr. Paul Sommer told the newspaper:
"She basically has a toilet and a sink and a place to lie down and that's it," Sommer said.
[Fridley Police Lt. Mike] Monsrud said the circumstances of Jane Doe's arrest were unusual too.
"She changed the locks, hung some blinds. She had gone in and installed some crown molding. Hung a shower curtains," Monsrud said. "She was, like, fixing the place up, which is very unusual for someone who just happens to be squatting in a residence. We're all curious (what her story is)."
He said investigators think she may have come from Chicago, "based on general direction of travel," but it's just a theory at this point.
"Staff at jail are aware of what's going on," Monsrud said. "Once they notify us that she's cooperating with the booking process, we'll send a detective over. So far she hasn't given us any indication that she plans to tell us her name."
- PHOTO: Fridley's 'Jane Doe'
- Read the story as it broke on Fridley Patch Thursday morning.
- See the criminal complaint against "Jane Doe."
- See a map tracing the route police believe she may have taken from southeastern Wisconsin to Fridley.
- StarTribune: 'Jane Doe' is eating, talking to her attorney