On November 17, 2015 at approximately 1950 hours, Lt. Jesse Cohen #354, P.O. Timothy Conboy #393, P.O. Joseph Villone #378, and P.O. David Moscaritolo #395 were conducting an area check of the Sunoco gas station located on the northbound side of the the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Englewood Cliffs NJ section. During the patrol, Officers noticed a white Nissan driving erratically through the gas station and then park improperly in a Handicap designated parking spot.  Officers approached the Nissan, and made contact with the operator, a Mr. Paul Bovino, a 30 year old male from Brooklyn NY. Inside the vehicle Officers observed a wooden club placed adjacent to the driver’s seat. Mr. Bovino and the passenger, identified as Mr. James Lanzisera, a 31 year old male also from Brooklyn NY showed signs of being under the influence of a narcotic. An odor of burnt marijuana was also detected emanating from within the vehicle.

A probable cause search of Mr. Lanzisera resulted in the seizure of 20 wax folds of suspected Heroin and a gravity knife. He was placed under arrest.  Officers then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located seven hypodermic syringes as well as a spoon which was used to prepare heroin.

A probable cause search of Mr. Bovino resulted in a seizure of container used to crush pills, a straw, and Oxycodone pills.  Mr. Bovino was read his Miranda Rights and placed under arrest.  Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were conducted on Mr. Bovino and his resulted determined that he was Driving While Intoxicated.

Both Mr. Bovino and Mr. Lanzisera were transported to police headquarters for processing and later transferred to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.
Paul M Bovino
Age 30
Brooklyn, New York


2C:39-5D     Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
2C:36-2      Possession of CDS Paraphernalia
2C:35-10B    Under the influence of CDS
2C: 35-10.5B  Unlawful use of Prescription Drugs
39:4-50     Driving While Intoxicated
Bail set at 8,000

James A. Lanzisera
Age 31
Brooklyn, NY

2C:35-10A(1) Possession of Heroin
2C:39-3E     Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
2C:35-10B    Under the influence of CDS
2C:36-6      Possession of Hypodermic Needles
2C:36-2      Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Paul Bovino
James Lanzisera

Bail set $19,250.00