Police Blotter

Homicide — Arrest Made

On Friday September 15th, 2023, New Rochelle Police received a report that a deceased body was seen in a third-floor apartment of a multifamily home on Franklin Ave. New Rochelle Detectives responded and located a deceased body of a female in her 20’s in the apartment.

Detectives quickly developed leads that led to them finding a person of interest who was located in a hotel in Elmsford, NY, who shortly thereafter was taken into custody without incident.

The identity of the deceased is still under investigation but is believed at this time to possibly be a roommate of the person of interest. New Rochelle Detectives are working closely with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine the identity of the deceased female.

The person of interest, who is the resident of the apartment where the body was found, was soon found to be a suspect in causing the death of the victim and charged as such. This case is still an active investigation and anyone with information about this case is asked to call New Rochelle Police at 914-654-2300. New Rochelle Police would like to acknowledge and thank Tarrytown Police and Elmsford Police for their assistance in this investigation.

ARRESTED: Kenya M. Tilford, 40 years of age, of New Rochelle.

CHARGES: NYS Penal Law 125.25 Murder in the Second Degree – A1 Felony NYS Penal Law 195.02 Concealment of Human Corpse – E Felony


Ghost Gun Arrest

On September 21st, 2023, at about 6:16pm, New Rochelle Police culminated a joint investigation with the Westchester County Police Conditions Unit and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and made an arrest of a suspect who was in possession of multiple handguns, including one with no serial number – referred to as a Ghost Gun. New Rochelle Detectives encountered the suspect at his John Alden Road home and made the arrest without incident.

ARRESTED: Paul Pisani, 58 years of age, of New Rochelle.

CHARGES: NYS Penal Law Section 265.01B Criminal Possession of a Firearm.


Organization Theft

Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that a co-founder of Christopher’s Voice, Inc., a New Rochelle-based charity for autistic children, has been arraigned on a felony charge of stealing approximately $24,000 from the not-for-profit organization and spending the money for his own personal purposes. 

The defendant, Christopher Greco, 52 of New Rochelle, a 25-year veteran of the New Rochelle Police Department who retired in August 2021, was arrested on Sept. 21 by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. He was arraigned today before Judge Matthew Costa in New Rochelle City Court on the charge of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The defendant’s next court date is Oct. 25. 

According to the facts as alleged in the felony complaint, between January 2018 and May 2023, the defendant stole money intended for Christopher’s Voice, Inc., and spent it for his own personal purposes. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Renee Hassel of the Public Integrity and Law Enforcement Integrity Bureau in the Trials and Investigations Division.  

The charges against the defendant are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.