Former Claremont, New Hampshire police sergeant Ian Kibbe is charged with counts of conspiracy to commit perjury and attempt perjury, and two counts of falsification and obstructing government administration. The charges stem from an alleged illegal search and falsifying his report. Kibbe was offered a plea that was not made public, and he turned it down. Judge Brian Tucker scheduled jury selection for Kibbe’s trial to start on December 3, 2018. Trial is anticipated to last two days.
The 30-year old Kibbe was arrested in April after an investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. He was released on a $5,000 cash bail.
Kibbe’s partner, Mark Burch, was also investigated. Burch had been on the force for less than a year. Their employment with the Claremont police force ended in March. Claremont Police Captain Brent Wilmont, Chase Police Captain Alex Lee, and New Hampshire State Trooper Eric Fosterling took part in reporting that Kibbe and Burch might have engaged in criminal conduct. Trooper Fosterling is a former police office in Claremont. Read the rest of this entry