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Two Men Break Into Gratiot Mine Shaft

Two men were arrested after trespassing in an abandoned mine shaft in Keweenaw County early Wednesday morning. Officers from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office say 21-year-old Dylan Stubenrauch of Calumet and 21-year-old Fredrick Adam Bryce of Allouez cut through a metal cover to gain entry to the Gratiot Mine shaft north of Mohawk shortly before 7:30 a.m. They were attempting to remove a large piece of copper from the mine when officers arrived on the scene. Both men are charged with trespassing and will be arraigned on March 20th. They were taken to the Keweenaw County Jail, but have since been released on $1,000 bond. The Keweenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case and could levy additional charges. The Sheriff’s Office says the incident remains under investigation.

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