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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Nicholas Lee Charles is in custody following warrant arrest near West Taylor Ave and Pascal St North.

St Paul, MN Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Twin Cities Apprehension Team executed an arrest warrant on the 800 block of Pascal Ave., North in Saint Paul, Which sent Nicholas Lee Charles directly to jail. (Do not collect $200)

Charles, who had been on the run for several months, was a wanted fugitive after failing to appear before District Court on charges of felony auto theft and felony counterfeiting of currency.

“He was absolutely tweaking out of his mind”, said TCAT lead investigator Stew Peters, who continued, “ He thought about running until he saw that dog and he definitely made the right choice.”

Charles was transported to Stillwater, where he was booked into the Washington County Jail to be held on his warrants. Charles also has an unrelated arrest warrant in Dakota county.
First Name:   Nichols
Middle Name:   Lee
Last Name:   Charles

Wanted For (Crimes):

Nicholas Lee Charles is in jail following a warrant arrest for felony auto theft and felony counterfeiting of currency

Last Known Location:

800 block of Pascal St N, St Paul, MN
Height:   Short
Weight:   Skinny
Hair Color:   Dusty
Eye Color:   Blue

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

Meth sores

Additional Information:

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