Minneapolis, MN – Fugitive couple from Duluth, MN arrested near Dinkytown following foot pursuit

Minneapolis, MN – Celina Marie Alvarez was a wanted felony fugitive from justice from the Duluth, MN area until the Twin Cities Apprehension Team located the female on the 1000 block of 16th Ave SE on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at approximately 11 PM. <br><br>

Alvarez was taken into custody without incident, but her fugitive boyfriend wasn’t nearly as compliant. Justin Charles Dowell fled the scene on foot and was able to elude Minneapolis PD and Twin Cities Apprehension Team agents for about an hour, until TCAT agent Stew Peters located the male at an area gas station. <br><br>

Alvarez was booked into the Hennepin County jail on her warrant(s), and is being held for St Louis County. Dowell was arrested for new felony drug crimes, and was also booked into jail on his outstanding felony warrants.

Twin Cities Apprehension Team Relies on Social Media, YouTube Videos For Exposure

The Twin Cities Apprehension Team has been growing rapidly in the social media world, specifically on their YouTube Channel, where subscribers have been growing rapidly. This may be part of a growing demand for transparency in law enforcement nationwide, according to Stew Peters, the agency’s lead investigator. “We are not in the public sector, however the job is very similar, and I think with the lack of footage available to the public, this kind of content interests most folks”, said Peters.

As part of the approach to apprehensions, TCAT oftentimes posts wanted fugitives on their Facebook page, or even on their Twitter account @TcatMN.

The busy Minneapolis-based apprehension team has recently put a trailer video on their YouTube page, which can be seen HERE.

“We hope more and more will subscribe to our various outlets”, said Peters while continuing, “the larger the audience we have in the social media world, the less likely it is that someone will be able to hide…”.


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Marstyn Ryan Taft is in custody following K9 deployment in Eagan, MN

Marsten Ryan Taft was a wanted fugitive from justice after failing to appear on charges of aggravated robbery, felony burglary, receiving stolen property, forgery before being captured by TCAT agents in Eagan, MN.

Taft fled a 3rd story apartment, scaled a ledge and ended up on a 2nd story balcony attempting to force entry into another apartment before being discovered by K9 “Chip”, led by Bobby Jensen, TCAT’s K9 handler.

Taft refused to comply with direction and would not surrender until agents made entry into the apartment and took him down on the balcony.

Taft spit on a TCAT agent and dog while being walked to a transport vehicle and displayed active aggression until Eagan squads arrived to transport him to jail.

Taft was cleared for jail and booked into Dakota County, where he is being held on $100,000 bail. Taft also has body-only holds in multiple other counties.
First Name:   Marstyn
Middle Name:   Ryan
Last Name:   Taft

Wanted For (Crimes):

Marstyn Ryan Taft was wanted for aggravated robbery, felony burglary, felony forgery, felony receiving stolen property before being apprehended by TCAT agents.

Last Known Location:

Eagan, MN
Height:   6’2”
Weight:   230
Hair Color:   Blk
Eye Color:   Brwn

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

See booking rpt

Additional Information:

All defendants are presumed innocent, unless proven guilty in court.
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