EAGLE RIVER, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Brent Hiltunen (39) and Ike Kinsinger (40), both from Calumet, were both sentenced to 30 days in jail for one count each of Breaking and Entering – Illegal Entry. They were previously found guilty by a jury of their peers on November 3, 2022.
A third defendent, Erick Grandchamp (40), also from Calumet, was sentenced
to probation when he pleaded guilty to a Trespass charge, as part of a plea
agreement, in May of 2022.
These charges originate from an incident in March of 2020. The men were
arrested for taking minerals from a mine in Copper Falls which they had
The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that it
is illegal to enter a mine without permission. It is also a very dangerous
activity, that not only puts the entering people in harms way, but endangers
the lives of first responders that would have to enter the mine to rescue those
individuals. Additionally, humans entering a bat habitat can have a significant
negative impact on the health and well-being of those animals.