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Four Buffalo residents arrested after traffic stop


Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the late evening arrest of four Buffalo residents on outstanding warrants and for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on the I-190 at Elm St.

Erie County Sheriff's Deputies Ashley Vogl and Justin Bauer stopped a vehicle on the I-190 near Elm St. in the City of Buffalo for a traffic violation around 11:30pm Thursday evening. During the investigation after the stop, it was discovered that the driver, 25 year old Emmanuel E. Diaz of Winter St. in Buffalo had 7 total suspensions on his driver's license.   The two passengers in the vehicle, 29 year old Miosoti Velazquezquinon of West Ave in Buffalo, and 24 year old Angel A. Oquendo of Winter St. in Buffalo, each had outstanding warrants. Miosoti was wanted on an Erie County Sheriff's warrant for traffic violations and Oquendo a City of Buffalo Bench Warrant for Criminal Trespass.

While the investigation was continuing, another family member, 28 year old Rene Garciarivera of Trammell Wk in Buffalo, arrived on the scene and was subsequently found to have an outstanding City of Buffalo Warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Diaz was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $250 bail for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree.  Oquendo and Garciarivera were turned over to Buffalo Pd to answer their warrants and Velazquezquinon was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held for arraignment on her traffic warrant.

Sheriff's Deputies Nicholas Coniglio and David L. Zamorek also assisted at the scene.