Wanted Individuals Arrested After 3 Separate Traffic Stops

Modified: June 9, 2016 2:08pm


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports five individuals with outstanding warrants from local jurisdictions and Pennsylvania were arrested and turned over following traffic stops yesterday.


11:30 a.m., June 8, Town of Concord – Deputy Ballantyne initiated a traffic stop on West Main Street.  During the Deputy’s investigation of the driver, Nicholas Gumina, 40, of Blasdell, it was discovered that the subject had outstanding warrants from the Town of Orchard Park and the Town of West Seneca for larceny charges.  The defendant was taken into custody and later turned over to the Orchard Park Police Department.


9:05 p.m., June 8, Town of Grand Island – Deputy Day stopped a vehicle operated by Steve Law, 26, of Niagara Falls for traffic violations along Whitehaven Road.  Deputy Day discovered that Law had an active warrant from the Town of Niagara for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.  The Town of Niagara Police Department made arrangements to transfer custody of Law and the vehicle was towed. 


1:40 a.m., June 9, Town of Concord – Deputy Bauer initiated a traffic stop on Genesee Road for a vehicle equipment violation.  During his investigation, Deputy Bauer discovered that the driver and his two passengers had outstanding warrants from different jurisdictions.


The driver, George Elie – 39 of Buffalo, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and for an outstanding Buffalo warrant for the same charge; Elie’s license has ten active suspensions.


Patrina Hamilton, 26 of Buffalo, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation from the City of Buffalo.


Jessica Ita, 29, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody after it was discovered that she had a larceny warrant from Pennsylvania State Police. Ita was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending her extradition.


Hamilton and Elie were turned over to Buffalo police.


Deputies Casey and Clark assisted with the arrests.