Morgantown man charged with impersonating police

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Morgantown man is being held in the North Central Regional Jail after being arrested for impersonating a police officer.

According to a report from the West Virginia State Police, John Chesire, 50, called the WVU Police Department on January 27, 12 times and identified himself as a state trooper with badge number 182. Chesire said he was calling to file an officer complaint.

The next day police interviewed Chesire and he admitted to making the calls and that he was unemployed. Police say Chesire has never been a sworn police officer in any jurisdiction.

Chesire has been charged with impersonating a police officer.