Police find man electrocuted below pole after allegedly trying to steal copper power line


November 22, 2016

Kevin Bachand

A man was critically injured early Monday morning, Nov. 21, after climbing a power pole in the 3700 block of Green River Road.

Sweet Home Police Department received a call at 4:30 a.m. from residents in the area that a suspicious male had been walking around, said Chief Jeff Lynn.

Officers arrived at 4:47 a.m. and found Kevin Bachand, 44, listed as a transient in Sweet Home, had fallen from a pole and was lying on the ground.

“It appeared (Bachand) had been climbing the power pole to steal wire,” Lynn said.

Bachand had significant burns and “traumatic injuries to his extremities....

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