Men charged with breaking into abandoned mine sentenced

Two men charged with breaking into an abandoned Keweenaw County mine shaft were sentenced in district court Thursday.

Dylan Stubenrauch, 21, of Calumet and Frederick Bryce, 21, of Allouez pled no contest in Keweenaw County District Court to one charge of trespassing.

They were sentenced to six days of community service or 12 days in jail; court officials said the pair will opt for community service.  The men will also have to pay $350 each in court fines and costs.

Stubenrauch and Bryce allegedly cut through a metal cover to enter the Gratiot Mine Shaft north of Mohawk in March.  Police said the pair attempted to remove a large piece of copper from the mine shaft.

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