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FAIRMOUNT TWP. – A hiker had to be rescued Saturday after falling over a small cliff in a wooded area at Ricketts Glen State Park.

The female victim fell about 15 feet off the icy cliff, about three miles into the woods, where rescue units responded early in the evening, according to Luzerne County Communication Center.

State park rangers and township fire were still at the scene trying to get the fall victim up over the icy cliff around 10:30 p.m. Icy condition made the rescue difficult for rescue crews.

After five hours, additional rescue units were requested for assistance. The trails were very icy, according to reports.

There was no information available on the victim’s condition as of press time.

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following incidents:

James Mack, 30, of Wilkes-Barre, was arrested after police officers found him under the influence of alcohol at 632 Carey Ave., on Friday morning.

Mack allegedly began fighting with officers while he was in his cell block during processing at city police headquarters. Necessary force was used to overcome resistance, police said.

He faces charges of resisting arrest, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and simple assault.

Garfield Jones, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, was found in possession of suspected marijuana on Park Avenue and Lehigh Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Jones will be charged with possession with the intent to deliver the drug, police said.

City police officer Chris Hardy was allegedly assaulted after he responded to a neighborhood dispute around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

After settling the dispute, Charlene Youmans, of Wilkes-Barre, approached the officer and became “very irate with the outcome of the incident,” according to the police report.

Hardy told Youmans to stop and go into her South Welles Street residence. She is accused of shoving the officer as she walked past him. She was arrested and taken to police headquarters, where she was processed and released.

Charges will be filed, police said.

• Jarred Reakes, 22 of Hunlock Creek, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of drunk-driving charges. He was stopped for a traffic violation at the corner of South Washington and East Market streets, when officers suspected Reakes had been drinking. Charges are pending.

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