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Oberlin man charged with heroin possession, hit-and-runs

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Posted 5/16/18

An Oberlin man faces numerous charges after police say he caused two hit-and-run accidents and was then found in possession of heroin, all in the same day.

According to arrest papers, …

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Oberlin man charged with heroin possession, hit-and-runs

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An Oberlin man faces numerous charges after police say he caused two hit-and-run accidents and was then found in possession of heroin, all in the same day.

According to arrest papers, Elizabethtown police filed with District Judge David Judy, Ronald Lee Brubacher, 32, of the 1000 block of Chambers Street, rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light at East College Avenue and Route 230 in Elizabethtown shortly after 3 p.m. April 8, and then fled without stopping.

Three minutes later, Northwest Regional Police were dispatched to the intersection near Turkey Hill in Mount Joy, where it was later learned that Brubacher had been involved in a second hit-and-run.

State Police aided by witnesses located Brubacher about 1.5 miles north of Route 283 on Deodate Road in Londonderry Township, where he was seen throwing blue wax baggies of suspected heroin into the creek.

Police retrieved three unopened bags and three ripped bags from the creek.

Police searched Brubacher to find one more ripped wax baggie, three hypodermic needles, and a prescription pill bottle with several unidentified pills inside, police said.

Brubacher is listed in Dauphin County Prison and is to be arraigned May 8 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI of a controlled and DUI while under suspension, tampering with evidence, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing is set for May 29.

Brubacher is also charged with hit-and-run and driving under suspension by both Elizabethtown and Northwest Regional Police.

Northwest Regional Police also have charged him with careless driving.