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Oklahoma City police chase ends inside hospital lobby

Oklahoma City police responded to an auto burglary in progress about 4:45 a.m. Monday at the La Quinta Inn, 4829 Northwest Expressway. The suspect drove away from police and ran inside Integris Baptist Medical Center, where he was arrested soon, police reported.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: January 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013
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Police report they chased a man from the scene of an auto burglary into a northwest Oklahoma City hospital.

Joe Morgan, 49, was arrested on complaints of auto burglary, attempting to elude police, receiving and concealing stolen property and obstructing a police officer.

Police arrived on the scene of an auto burglary in progress about 4:45 a.m. Monday at the La Quinta Inn, 4829 Northwest Expressway. Two vehicles were broken into with items worth $4,940 stolen from one car and items worth $975 stolen from the other car, according to police reports.

Officers saw a man run into a green sport utility vehicle as they arrived on the scene. They followed the vehicle and tried to stop it at near NW 63 on Northwest Expressway, according to the report.

The suspect drove into a parking lot and tried to evade the police in the parking lot, according to the report.

The chase ended at the Integris Baptist Medical Center parking garage. Officers saw the suspect run out of the car and into the hospital's lobby area, according to the report.

The officers chased him on foot and caught him when he tried to round a corner.

Morgan was taken to the Oklahoma County jail. Police recovered $5,840 worth of items stolen from the two vehicles, according to police reports.

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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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