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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Misty Kathleen Winters is in custody following a 3 month run from justice.

Minneapolis, MN – Misty Kathleen Winters was wanted for felony deprive another custody/parental rights – conceal minor, and deprive-custody/parent rights – violate court order – take minor as well as domestic assault after she failed to appear before District Court and fled the state of Minnesota.

Winters allegedly stole her 71-year-old mother’s car and headed for the East Coast, where she ended up in Glen Burnie, MD. Bail investigators tracked her to a restaurant in a neighboring city, but due to COVID-19, the restaurant had closed the day before bail enforcement agents attempted to apprehend her in Maryland.

TCAT agents continued to investigate the whereabouts of the fugitive desperate to evade justice.

Winters ran out of money, ran out of resources and wore out her welcome everywhere she went, and ended up back at home where agents from the Twin Cities Apprehension Team were awaiting her arrival on the 5500 block of 38th Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Apprehension team agents located the female hiding in her mother’s house and took her into custody without incident before transporting her to the Ramsey County jail, where Winters remains in custody pending an appearance before District Court.
First Name:   Misty
Middle Name:   Kathleen
Last Name:   Winters

Wanted For (Crimes):

Misty Kathleen Winters was a wanted felony fugitive from justice that unlawfully fled the state of Minnesota to avoid prosecution on felony charges that allege she deprived a parent of custodial rights and unlawfully took children from their father. Winters also had warrants for domestic assault before being booked into the Ramsey County jail.

Last Known Location:

5500 block of 38th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Height:   5.08
Weight:   125
Hair Color:   Blonde
Eye Color:   Blue

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

Additional Information:

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