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      In a scrape over scrap

      A Wakefield man is in police custody for allegedly stealing scrap metal.

      A complaint was filed with the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department by a property owner. This person claimed that items had been taken from his property, and that this was not the first time. As deputies investigated the complaint, they found some of the stolen items at a local recycling facility.

      A 52 year-old Wakefield man was arrested in connection to the alleged thefts. This person was later found to be tied to other similar complaints.

      The suspect's name has not been released pending arraignment. Further charges and additional arrests may be on the way.