CONCORD, NH – Former Claremont police officer Ian Kibbe, 30, of Springfield, Vt., was arrested April 26, charged with 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 Gordon MacDonald announced that he had launched an investigation into the conduct of two officers, 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 was released on $5,000 cash bail and 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.
Information released Thursday by the AG’s office about Kibbe’s arrest did not include an update on the status of the investigation of former Officer Burch.