Friday, September 14, 2012
Tammy Thomas trespassed during her stay there, prosecutors say. A pending deal would transfer the property—legally.
A purchase agreement is pending and a closing is set for the Fridley house where prosecutors say Tammy Thomas, formerly known as Jane Doe, set up housekeeping illegally. That's according to real estate agent Richard Bandimere of Keller Williams Classic Realty, who said Friday that to his knowledge Thomas did not make "lasting improvements" to the house. A "SOLD" sign on the corner of East River Road and Rice Creek Way NE indicates that Thomas' alleged escapades didn't hurt Bradley Olson and Gregory Olson's ability to sell the house they were fixing up. (They are the current property owners listed in Anoka County's online records.) According to the original criminal complaint against Thomas, a gas stove had been moved into the house from …
Friday, July 13, 2012
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," …
Stolen SUV and IDs suggest she traveled on I-90 and I-94 to reach the Twin Cities, they say.
This is the route that police say "Jane Doe" likely took from Lake Geneva, WI (site of a stolen SUV) to Fridley, MN (site of her arrest Monday). They say surveillance video shows her using other people's credit cards in the Wisconsin cities of Baraboo and Tomah—tracing a route along Interstates 90 and 94 that ends in the Twin Cites. Fridley police have circulated to Chicago-area law enforcement a photo of "Jane Doe"—not a good one, Lt. Mike Monsrud said, but the best they could get. She hasn't allowed her Anoka County jailers to take a booking photo. See that photo of "Jane Doe," which Fridley police released Friday morning. See the story of "Jane Doe" as it broke on Thursday at Fridley Patch.