Arrest of Former Claremont Police Sergeant Ian Kibbe Announced
Faces Multiple Charges
Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the arrest today of Ian Kibbe (age 30) of Springfield, VT, 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. He 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," said MacDonald in a statement released today.