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Scranton, PA

Ssranton Police say their Street Crime Unit arrested David Malewicz Jr. for false Idenrification to law enforcement, and 12 counts of Reckless Endangerment. 

Authorities say officers were investigating drug activity in the area of the Lackawanna Heritage Trail when encountered Mr Malewicz. As the officers were speaking with him he fled from the officers down an embankment and jumping into the Lackawanna River.

Police say they were able to get him out of the river a short time later, and with the help from the Scranton Fire Department, were able to get him up the embankment where he was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Malewicz will be processed and arraigned on the SPD charges along with having a warrant from Lackawanna County Probation for absconding.