New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 26, 2018

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

Arrest of Former Claremont Police Sergeant Ian Kibbe

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the arrest today of Ian Kibbe (age 30) of Springfield, Vermont on one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of attempted perjury, two counts of unsworn falsification, and two counts of obstructing government administration.

On March 28, 2018, Attorney General MacDonald announced that he had initiated an investigation into the conduct of Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch of the Claremont Police Department. That investigation was initiated based on information from Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, which alleged that while acting in their capacity as police officers, Kibbe and Burch had falsified documentation related to a search that occurred in late February, 2018.

Kibbe has been released on $5,000.00 cash bail. Kibbe will be arraigned on the charges in the Sullivan County Superior Court on a date to be scheduled by the Court.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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