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05/09/17 - UPDATE - Schmitty's Hit & Run

Post Date:05/09/2017
UPDATE 05-09-17

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this crash and has new information. After analysis of the small pieces of broken passenger side headlamp lens, deputies were able to identify that the vehicle involved in this crash is a 2009 to 2017 Ram half-ton pickup truck.

Additional witnesses that have come forward state they saw a metallic color pickup truck with a topper driven by an approximately 30-year-old male wearing a camouflage baseball cap leaving the parking lot of Schmitty’s Bar & Grill just prior to the time of the crash. It is unknown if this was the same vehicle that struck the pedestrian, but is a person of interest we are working to identify.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the witnesses that have come forward, and encourage anyone with additional information to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 920-929-3390. They can also report anonymously by calling the Fond du Lac County Law Enforcement Tip Line at 920-906-4777.

Captain Ryan Waldschmidt


On April 29th, 2017 at 9:29 pm the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a hit and run crash in front of Schmitty’s Oar House, at W5319 Giese Drive, involving a vehicle and pedestrian. According to witnesses at the scene; a light colored, possibly gold or silver colored SUV, turned east off of Giese Dr. onto Winnebago Drive and struck a 36-year-old Oakfield woman who was crossing the road. The victim was struck with the front passenger corner of the SUV. The vehicle then continued east on Winnebago Drive and did not stop. The vehicle has a broken passenger side headlamp as a result of the crash.

The victim was transported by City of Fond du Lac Ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital with non-life threating injuries and later released.

If you have any information regarding this crash, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 920-929-3390 or you can remain anonymous by calling the Fond du Lac County Law Enforcement Tip Line at 920-906-4777.

Sgt. Eric S. Halbach
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