Wednesday, August 8, 2012
She agreed at a Wednesday evening court hearing to cooperate in an evaluation scheduled for Monday.
Fridley’s close-lipped inmate, “Jane Doe,” made a brief appearance in Anoka County Court this afternoon for a hearing related to the question of whether she is psychiatrically competent to stand trial. At her first appearance in court, Jane Doe identified herself both as a 2-year-old child and the child’s mother. Anoka County authorities discovered her real name, Tammy Thomas, on July 27—but not before her refusal to cooperate with police won her the Anoka County Jail record for longest holding-cell stay. Thomas faces three counts of ID theft, and one count each of trespassing and receiving stolen property, after Fridley police caught her July 9 in a vacant house on Rice Creek Way NE where they said she had draped the windows, hung a …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
She now appears with photo and name 'Tammy Anquinette Thomas' at jail's online roster.
Jane Doe, the woman who wouldn't give authorities her real name or allow jailers to take her photo or fingerprints, has relented after more than three weeks. "She did go through the booking process yesterday at about 12:30 p.m.," Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said Thursday. "She allowed them to take her photo and fingerprints, but that was about it." The Anoka County Jail online inmate roster for the first time shows her in a pair of booking photos. Her listed name changed from Jane Doe to Tammy Antoinette Thomas last week after police were able to use fingerprints from drinking glasses in jail to trace her to arrest records in DuPage County, IL, just west of Chicago. According to information in those records, Thomas spent her birthday …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tammy Antoinette Thomas won't let Anoka County jailers take her picture or fingerprints, but Fridley police found both on file in Warrenville, IL.
Here are two past mugshots of "Jane Doe," now identified as Tammy Antoinette Thomas—the woman who has refused for three weeks to give Anoka County and Fridley authorities her real name or let them take fingerprints or a booking photo. The photos come from the Warrenville (IL) Police Department. Warrenville, a city west of Chicago, is listed as Thomas' hometown in local arrest records dated June 13, 2011. That's approximately where Fridley police had theorized she might have come from—working backwards from the vacant house in Fridley where they arrested her July 10, 2012, through a series of Wisconsin cities that appeared to trace a route from the Chicago-Gary, IN area. Fingerprints and Photographs But it wasn't the a less-than-ideal photo…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Criminal complaint now bears what Anoka County authorities say is her real name: Tammy Antoinette Thomas.
Here is the amended criminal complaint originally called "Jane Doe" because she wouldn't give law enforcement or the court her real name. It includes new identity-theft charges based on other people's paperwork that police said was in the vacant Fridley house where they caught her July 10, 2012. More:
Fingerprints from jail drinking glasses helped authorities ID her as Tammy Antoinette Thomas.
The woman known as "Jane Doe" because she wouldn't give her real name after her arrest in Fridley three weeks ago now holds the record for longest holding-cell stay at Anoka County Jail, according to Lt. Paul Lenzmeier of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. "She just beat the record," Lenzmeier said Monday. The woman has yet to be booked into the jail. She remains in a holding cell because she refuses to cooperate with procedures such as allowing jail staff to take her fingerprints or a booking photo. That hasn't changed since last week, when Anoka County authorities identified her as Tammy Antoinette Thomas, age 37. Read the amended criminal complaint that names her and adds three counts of identity theft to previous charges. "The odd …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
How authorities found the 37-year-old's true identity is unclear, the Star Tribune said.
Fridley's famed "Jane Doe" now has a name: Tammy Antoinette Thomas. Anoka County authorities discovered her true identity on Friday, according to a Star Tribune report late Saturday afternoon—but it's not yet clear exactly how, the newspaper said. The woman—held at Anoka County jail since July 10, 2012, on trespassing and receiving stolen property—had given only false names and refused to cooperate with jailers' efforts to take her fingerprints or photograph her, as reported first at Fridley Patch on July 12. On July 13, authorities released a photograph of her with her eyes closed. Amended Complaint An amended criminal complaint (see original complaint here) had more specifics about what authorities allege, the Star Tribune reported. …