Man arrested in Iron County copper theft

Oct 14, 2013

HEMATITE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Wisconsin man has been arrested for taking copper from an Upper Peninsula camp last week. 

The Iron County Sheriff’s Department says about 83 feet of copper tubing connected to a propane tank at a camp on Porter Lake in Hematite Township was stolen.  The owner said he’d seen a man riding a four-wheeler around the camp.

Investigation led to the arrest of Ronald Woodworth, 53, of Green Bay, who also owns property in the township on Cable Lake.

Woodworth is charged with larceny, malicious destruction of property and receiving and concealing stolen property.  A preliminary hearing is set for October 21.

Deputies say additional charges are expected in connection with the theft of items from other Cable Lake properties.