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Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

CO Police Devise Plan to Halt Hit-and-Runs with Body Shops

The Pueblo Police Department in CO and local auto repair shops are teaming in an effort to help solve hit-and-run crimes.

The initiative—dubbed the Pueblo Auto Body Alert Program—resembles a program started by the Denver Police Department last year.

It creates a partnership with automotive repair professionals to assist with identifying hit-and-run damaged vehicles, according to a release the police department sent out.

Through the program, auto repair shops will receive email and/or fax transmissions from the police department traffic section/hit-and-run unit when they are investigating hit-and-run accidents. Police will provide as much detailed information possible about the vehicle they are attempting to locate.

Repair professionals can call the police department’s non-emergency number at 719-553-2502 or call the hit-and-run unit directly at 719-553-2521 or 719-553-2536. They can also send an email to

Thank you to The Pueblo Chieftain for permission to use this article.

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