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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Yeng Thao was located by TCAT, and taken into custody just days after vowing never to be caught

Maplewood, MN – The Twin Cities Apprehension Team located wanted felony fugitive Yeng Thao on the 2100 block of Nokomis Avenue and took her into custody after she vowed “never to be caught” on the agency’s social media page.

Thao commented on the “wanted” posting that the TCAT published on Facebook asking for assistance from the public locating her. She took the liberty of taunting the bail investigators and saying she would “never be caught”, and that our team was some “thirsty ass bitches”. She was wrong.

Thao was arrested in the basement of a home where she was hiding, and had plans to leave the state of Minnesota before being taken up on her challenge and ending up on the losing side of her game.

Thao was transported to the Ramsey County jail, where she remains in custody pending an appearance before District Court.
First Name:   Yeng
Last Name:   Thao

Wanted For (Crimes):

Yeng Thao had multiple felony warrants in 3 MN counties, including drugs and fake checks in Washington, Dakota and Ramsey counties.

Last Known Location:

Maplewood, MN
Height:   5.02
Weight:   130
Hair Color:   Black
Eye Color:   Brown

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

See Ram Co Booking Rpt

Additional Information:

All defendants are presumed innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law.
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