Aurora joins 'Medina Alert' program

AURORA, Colo. - The City of Aurora is joining the Medina Alert program, which alerts cab drivers and eventually pizza delivery drivers to be on the lookout for vehicles wanted in hit and run cases.

The program is named after Jose Medina, a valet who died in a Denver hit and run. In that case, a cab driver followed the suspect's vehicle and called police.

"I think this is another great example, of an opportunity in this metro area where our cities can find ways to work together, our communities can find ways to work together and we can do it for the common good of all of us here," Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said.

So far, more than 2,500 cab drivers in the metro area are trained to participate.