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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Christopher Allen Stengle is in custody at the Ramsey County jail after turning himself in to TCAT investigators.

St Paul, MN – Christopher Allen Stengle is in custody after agreeing to turn himself into TCAT bail enforcement agents.

TCAT agents began conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of Christopher Stengle, a wanted fugitive with a considerably violent criminal history, which at one point allowed investigators to obtain a working phone number for Stengle.

“We were able to get a hold of Mr. Stengle by phone and have a very cordial conversation at which point he was advised of his choices”, said a senior agent at the Twin Cities Apprehension Team. Stew Peters, who is the lead investigator at the agency said One of those choices was to “do the right thing”, and turn himself in.

Stengle honored his word to meet with bail investigators, and arrived at the Ramsey county jail at approximately 1:00 AM on Thursday, July 9.

“It’s a refreshing and extraordinary occurrence, and we understand it is not an easy thing to do”, said Peters, “We commend Mr. Stengle for honoring his word”.

Stengle failed to appear before District Court for a scheduled hearing, which resulted in the forfeiture of a bail bond and a warrant being issued for his arrest. because of his cooperation, the bail bond company agreed to work with Stengle to quickly facilitate his release from custody.

“Cooperation is always the best, and is taken into serious consideration by District Court judges, bail bond agencies and supervising probation agents“, said Peters, “The alternative is to run and go to jail tired“.
First Name:   Christopher
Middle Name:   Allen
Last Name:   Stengle

Wanted For (Crimes):

Christopher Allen Stengle was wanted for felony assault, a charge that he failed to appear for resulting in the forfeiture of bail bond(s).

Last Known Location:

St Paul, MN
Height:   5.10
Weight:   265

Distinguishing Scars, Marks or Tattoos:

Additional Information:

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