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UPDATE: Woman charged for hit-and-run outside WFRV Studios

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WEDNESDAY 7/24/19 12:21 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — A Green Bay woman has been charged following a hit-and-run outside of WFRV Studios.

Janet Thelen-Hamberger, 54, of Green Bay, faces one count of Hit and Run causing Great Bodily Harm after striking a pedestrian while turning north off of Mason Street onto Roosevelt Street.

According to the criminal complaint, Thelen-Hamberger turned herself into the Green Bay Police Department after “she was watching Channel 5 News and had seen a report of an incident she maybe was involved in.”

Thelen-Hamberger told police she was driving home the night of July 17 after a night out. In the report, she told police “she might have had a few drinks, but had just been out to eat so she didn’t think she was intoxicated.”

She went on to say “she had a green light and that as she entered the intersection, somebody must have jumped out.”

The document says Thelen-Hamberger told police “she stopped, but she doesn’t know why.” When police asked why she did not call for police or wait for them to arrive, the report says “she didn’t really have a good answer.”

When police arrived at the scene, they found the pedestrian lying on the corner of the intersection. The man was transported to a local hospital and reportedly received a fractured hip and bruises to his knee and leg.

The pedestrian also told police Thelen-Hamberger spoke to him after she hit him. Thelen-Hamberger reportedly told him “he should not have been walking in the roadway.”

Charges have been filed but there is no word on a future court date.

Suspect sought in hit-and-run outside WFRV Studios

THURSDAY 7/18/19 4:06 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Police are looking for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday night just outside of WFRV Studios.

As Kris Schuller reports, the event was captured on the station’s security cameras and that footage is now in the hands of the Green Bay Police Department.

According to Lt. Chad Ramos, a 49-year-old Green Bay man was walking across Roosevelt Street at Mason Street when an older white woman with blond hair hit the man while making a turn.

Ramos says a hit-and-run causing an injury is a felony.

After the collision, the woman stops her vehicle and calmly walks up to the victim twice.

After the victim crawls out of the road and onto the curb the driver leaves the scene, only seconds later does a Green Bay Police squad car arrive.

That squad car has dash cam video, so we should have some video of that suspect’s vehicle leaving as that officer pulls up and that may very well give us a license plate.

-Lt. Ramos

Ramos told Local 5 that if anything like this ever happens to you to take responsibility, don’t run.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call the Green Bay Police Department.

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Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Thursday, July 18, 2019

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