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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Win $1,000 For Following TCAT on Twitter

TCAT is offering a $1,000 prize to a random  follower that follows the agency’s Twitter account. The winner will be selected 12/31/2019.


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Candi Jo Rethwill is in custody following three day manhunt that led TCAT investigators to a Sioux Falls, SD hotel

Sioux Falls, SD – Candi Jo Rethwill had active warrants for felony kidnapping, felony assault dangerous weapon, felony drugs and felony check forgery at the time of her apprehension at a hotel on the east side of Sioux Falls. Rethwill’s warrants included drug charges in Nobles County Minnesota, felony check forgery in Cottonwood County Minnesota and a nationwide warrant issued for felony kidnapping and felony assault in the state of Iowa.

Rethwill had been on the run for about 45 days before the Twin Cities Apprehension Team was contacted by bail agents in Minnesota this Tuesday, June 16.

According to TCAT investigators, several people actively participated in assisting Rethwill in her attempt to elude investigators to avoid arrest and prosecution, and their information may be forwarded to prosecutors to be considered for criminal charges (Felony Aiding an Offender).
First Name:   Candi
Middle Name:   Jo
Last Name:   Rethwill

Wanted For (Crimes):

Rethwill had warrants for kidnapping, assault, drugs, forgery

Last Known Location:

Sioux Falls, SD
Height:   5.o4
Weight:   150
Hair Color:   Blonde
Eye Color:   Blue

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

TATTOOS: stars behind ears, writing on forearm

Additional Information:

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