Here's The Latest Police Report On The Fatal Transformer Fire Friday

From a Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service Media Release today...

Fatal Transformer Fire Update:

On Friday December 16, 2011, just prior to 4:00 pm police and fire were called to the vacant Materbrand building on Crawford Drive to respond to an electrical fire at the transformer station located on the property. When they arrived they located a deceased male. The male was later identified as James Dexter Jenney age 43 of no fixed address. Evidence at the scene indicates that Jenney was an intruder on the property cutting copper wire and may have fallen and made contact with a live feeder line. Just prior to this incident witnesses observed a male climbing the tower with a second male watching from the ground. As this incident was being investigated, officers were advised that on the same date a few hours earlier, a 55 year old male also of no fixed address, walked into a nearby medical clinic suffering from electrical burns. He was taken to hospital and then transported to a Toronto hospital. Due to his injuries the investigators have not been able to interview him. The investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have information on Jenney’s activities that day or whom he was with at the time of the incident is asked to call the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service or Crime Stoppers.


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