New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2018

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Public Integrity & Special Investigations Unit
(603) 545-1737

Investigation into Conduct of Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch of the Claremont Police Department

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that the Attorney General's Office has opened a criminal investigation into the conduct of Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch of the Claremont Police Department.

This investigation was initiated based on information received on March 15, 2018, from Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase. The focus of the investigation concerns allegations that while acting in their capacity as police officers, Kibbe and Burch falsified documentation related to a search that occurred in late February, 2018.

Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be provided at this time. Additional information will be provided when possible, consistent with our obligation to ensure the integrity of the investigation.

All individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty of a charged offense.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658