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Police Employee Involved: Andrew DiPerri
Police Employee Contact: (603) 887-2080
The Chester Police got a complaint that two cars were speeding on Town Farm Road in Chester, NH. Officer Andrew DiPerri responded to the complaint. Once he located the cars that were supposedly speeding, he pulled up to the house. Officer DiPerri, seeming like he was on a mission, slammed on the door while yelling for someone to answer it. Once a resident came to the door, Mr. DiPerri yelled and demanded to know where the owners of the cars were. The resident went to the back yard to find them, but did not give officer DiPerri permission to follow or enter the residence. Officer DiPerri stormed through the garage into the back yard and walked approximately 100 feet to the pool area, still not invited, still trespassing.
We were on the back porch when Mr DiPerri screamed and cussed at us, asking us, “What the f*ck are you guys doing?” We had a small amount of marijuana, which is illegal in NH, but we were in a private residence almost 200 feet away from the street. We came away from the pool area where we were sitting and officer DiPerri screamed at us and patted us down, after we have done nothing but cooperate. After that, the homeowner came out and asked what was going on. DiPerri said that he was there for a traffic complaint, but that he could smell marijuana and wanted to search the fenced off pool area. He was denied by the owner after she said she wanted to check it out first. DiPerri once again broke the law by following the homeowner to the pool area, after he was just denied permission to do so.
He grabbed the marijuana and a bag, then proceeded to yell and scream at my two friends and I, demanding to knows whose it was, making all sorts of accusations and telling us the consequences for a crime that no one had admitted too. Officer DiPerri seized the marijuana and bag, but did not charge anyone. The reason why he didn’t charge anyone is because he knew that in his mission to find the owners of the two vehicles, he entered a home without permission and without a warrant, then made an unlawful search. The Chester Police Department is a joke and they do not follow protocol at all. Officer Andrew DiPerri is an officer who tries to get his way by intimidation and abuse of power. It is disgusting that in 2014 things like this are still happening. This event took place on July 18, 2014 at approximately 1:30 PM.