Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Prosecutors say Tammy Thomas stole SUV and debit card to shop at Wal-Mart in Tomah, WI. She makes her first court appearance related to those charges Thursday in Anoka.
The defendant formerly known as Jane Doe—who for weeks wouldn't give her fingerprints or show a jail photographer her face—has a Wednesday court date related to crimes that prosecutors say she committed in Wisconsin before setting up housekeeping in a vacant Fridley residence. It's the first court appearance for Tammy Anquinette Thomas on a charge in Anoka County of being a fugitive from justice in Monroe County, WI (see first PDF), where she faces five counts of motor-vehicle theft, identity theft and forgery (see second PDF, with alleged victim's name redacted). The hearing was originally set for Tuesday but was put off a day for reasons that aren't clear. Here, in reverse-chronological order, are Fridley Patch's posts on the case of …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Defendant Nathan William Charles Jones is out of jail on $100,000 bail bond.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Updated below. The man charged with groping a young girl at the Wal-Mart store in Fridley on Dec. 26 is out of jail. Nathan William Charles Jones, 29, of Columbia Heights, posted a $100,000 bail bond Tuesday night, according to the Anoka County Jail. He was arrested Friday and held over the holiday weekend. The terms of the $100,000 bail amount include a no-contact order, according to David A. Cossi, chief deputy county attorney. A larger bail amount option did not include the no-contact order, he said. The conditions included "no contact with the alleged victim, her family or any unsupervised contact with minors," according to KARE11, although Cossi said he couldn't confirm those details. The Anoka County Attorney's Office charged Jones …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Nathan Williams Charles Jones faces one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Columbia Heights man arrested Friday for allegedly groping a girl at the Fridley Wal-Mart store was charged Tuesday with one count of criminal sexual conduct, according to media reports. Anoka County Attorney's Office filed a single charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct against Nathan Williams Charles Jones, 29, Tuesday, according to KARE 11: Bail for Jones was set Tuesday at $175,000 without conditions, and $100,000 with the condition that Jones have no contact with the alleged victim, her family or any unsupervised contact with minors. Jones' next court date is Feb. 1. The criminal complaint claims that Jones "touched the buttocks of the young girl," according to KARE11. According to Minnesota Public Radio: The criminal …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Columbia Heights search led to arrest in Crystal.
Update (4 p.m.): The man arrested Friday in the Fridley Wal-mart child-groping case will not be charged until Tuesday, according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Sommer said officers from his department arrested the Columbia Heights resident without incident at his place of employment in Crystal. According to the county website, he is now in the Anoka County jail. Original post (3:40 p.m.): Police arrested a 29-year-old Columbia Heights man Friday on suspicion of sexual assault against a child at the Fridley Wal-Mart store Monday. According to a statement from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon: An arrest was made today ... in the sexual assault that took place at the Fridley Wal-Mart on 12-26-11. …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Authorities: Tips coming in on 'brazen' groping of girl.
UPDATE (5 p.m.): A male suspect stalked a young girl inside a crowded Wal-Mart store in Fridley, MN, on Monday, groped her in the electronics aisle as she stood just inches from her mother, then slipped away before store staff or police could catch him. But a camera system meant for catching thieves caught video of the suspect's movements before, during and after the alleged sexual assault, according to authorities. Crucial aspects of the incident—including Wal-Mart's video from inside the store and the exact age of the alleged victim—remain under wraps. Investigators are following up on tips from the public in response to an outline of the incident and still images of the man they say committed the "brazen" act. But in interviews …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The MN Court of Appeals said mental impairment, not misconduct, was behind Wal-Mart's firing.
A man fired from his part-time, overnight stocking job at Sam's Club in Fridley in 2009 won a victory Tuesday. Minnesota Court of Appeals judges ruled it was his mental impairment from a series of strokes—and not "misconduct"—that led Wal-Mart to fire him. Read the 10-page ruling online right here and leave a comment below.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Water flooded basement, causing felony damage.
A caller reported that someone turned on an outside spigot and left a hose running into a basement window well in the 1200 block of Mississippi Street NE, flooding the basement and causing felony damage. The hose ran for several hours, with the spigot's on/off timer set so the water would stay on. Here are more items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department: Nov. 21, 2011 Nov. 22, 2011 Nov. 23, 2011 In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
It happened at Wal-Mart, according to a report from the store.
A white male in a black hat and blue jacket ran away toward Springbrook Drive after trying to steal a gray hat, according to a report to Fridley police from Wal-Mart, 8450 University Ave. NE. As he ran away, he dropped the gray hat. If he returns, the store will ask police to give him a trespass notice. Here are more items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department: Nov. 17, 2011 Nov. 18, 2011 In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.
Monday, November 21, 2011
24 from Fridley signed a Minnesota man's petition to Target.
About 24 Fridley residents were among as many as 200,000 to sign a petition that an employee of the Northfield, MN, Target store hand-delivered to the retailer's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis Monday, asking for a later start to Black Friday than the planned midnight opening. The petition, at Change.org, had about two dozen signers from Fridley as of Monday night, according to Change.org spokeswoman Katie Bethell. Target has a store in Fridley and another just north of the city in Coon Rapids, as well as a distribution center in the middle of the city. Other big-box retailers, including Richfield-based Best Buy, will also open at midnight Thursday. Wal-Mart, with a store in Fridley, will open at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Patch tells you where you can buy your hunting license and extra tags in Fridley.
All deer hunters in Minnesota must purchase a license prior to taking aim. There are three ways to purchase a deer hunting license: online through the DNR website (extra fee applies), via phone by calling 1-800-665-4236 and in person at a designated licensing agent. Fridley has three locations where a license and, if desired, extra tags can be purchased. TRAILS END PRO SPORTS 7597 HWY 65 NE (763) 784-9080 HOLIDAY STATIONSTORE #188 5695 HACKMANN AVE NE (612) 572-2271 WAL-MART 8450 UNIVERSITY AVE NE (763) 780-9400 For other nearby locations, check this DNR database.