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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Elaine Meadors is in custody following a 48 hour Minnesota investigation that spread from Texas to Oklahoma and into Rochester, MN

Elaine Meadors had a nationwide warrant for trafficking meth in Oklahoma, until being arrested by agents from the Twin Cities Apprehension Team (TCAT) in Rochester, MN.

Meadors, who is originally from California, had been residing in Eagle Pass, TX. Meadors left Texas with a “substantial amount” of meth and was contacted in Oklahoma by law enforcement. Meadors was jailed in Oklahoma, and posted a $50,000 bond after being charged with felony drug trafficking charges.

Meadors went on the run after posting bail, and spent several months eluding police and bounty hunters. “Our team was contacted by Scorpion Investigations in Texas after their team concluded it was likely Meadors was in Minnesota”, said Stew Peters, TCAT.

TCAT began its investigation on May 5, and had Meadors in a day later after spotting her in traffic and trailed her to a convenience store.

Meadors was taken into custody, without incident, and transported to the Olmsted County jail. Meadors’ warrants were confirmed, and she is currently being held in Rochester pending a transport back to Oklahoma, where she will face justice in her felony meth trafficking charges.

“Meadors, like many others, thought she could escape the scales of justice, but is now going to be held responsible for the damage she has done”, said Peters, “many have suffered at the hands of her participation in the distribution of meth, and she can now be held accountable”.
First Name:   Elaine
Middle Name:   T
Last Name:   Meadors

Wanted For (Crimes):

Elaine Meadors of TX was charged with trafficking meth in Oklahoma before fleeing to MN where she was apprehended by TCAT.

Last Known Location:

Rochester, MN
Hair Color:   Black
Eye Color:   Brown

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

Additional Information:

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