More than two weeks after her arrest, Anoka County jail officials have finally identified a female inmate who refused to give her name to authorities. Police say the woman, whom they previously referred to as Jane Doe, is actually 37-year-old Tammy Antoinette Thomas. Thomas has been charged with two counts of identity theft and house theft, in addition to her original charges of trespassing and stealing a SUV.
Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park
The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire
Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Anoka County's 'Jane Doe' inmate continues to stun with silence
An Anoka County inmate first dubbed "Jane Doe" for two weeks until she was finally identified continues to baffle authorities. Tammy Anquinette Thomas, 37, was arrested and charged with burglary in July, but has been almost completely uncooperative with authorities ever since.
'Jane Doe' inmate declines psych evaluation
The Fridley inmate formerly known as "Jane Doe" is apparently refusing to cooperate with authorities again. Tammy Thomas, who faces charges of identity theft, trespassing and receiving stolen property, was in court Wednesday for a hearing related to the question of whether she is psychiatrically competent to stand trial -- but she won't submit to a psych evaluation.
Who is Anoka Co. jail prisoner Jane Doe?
Identified in court documents as Jane Doe, a young woman was arrested Monday, accused of having broken into an empty house in Fridley, changing the locks and putting up drapes. But once in jail, she refused to disclose her identity. Police find no matches in a national database of her fingerprints.
2 Wis. inmates escape, may be on run to Minnesota
Two inmates remain on the run Friday from a west-central Wisconsin boot camp, suspected of arming themselves with a stolen shotgun and committing other crimes while possibly making their way to Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports. The two kidnapped a woman, stole her car, pointed a gun and asked her how to get to the interstate because they wanted to go to Minnesota, investigators say.
Hennepin County inmates publish poetry collection
After attending three creative writing workshops, a group of 95 Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility inmates have been introduced to the world of poetry publishing. The sessions resulted in a collection of prose titled "Poems from the Inside."
Family sues Olmsted County over jail inmate's death
The lawsuit claims jail staff prescribed a lethal dose of methadone for Cody Laganiere in 2010. The coroner's report found that the methadone was one of the factors that contributed to an accidental death. In the last year Olmsted County has settled three wrongful death lawsuits involving jail inmates.
Hennepin County sued by Occupy Minnesota protester
Melissa Hill was the first Occupy Minnesota arrested outside the Hennepin County Government Center. The trespassing charges against her were eventually dropped. Now she's suing the county and Sheriff Rich Stanek, saying her Constitutional rights were violated.
Report: Leper mingled with other state inmates
The medical director for the state Department of Corrections told the Star Tribune prison medical staff failed to quarantine a prisoner with a history of leprosy who had visible lesions. The offender was held in the general population in prisons at St. Cloud and Rush city for nearly two months this spring, exposing prison staff and hundreds of inmates to the communicable disease.
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