Police Pursuit Enters Hospital Grounds

The chase moved from East County to Mission Valley to Kearny Mesa

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    Two suspects wanted for felonies led San Diego area California Highway Patrol officers on a chase over highway routes and surface streets Friday.

    The driver of a vehicle who led police on a chase from the East County to Kearny Mesa on Friday has been identified as the suspect in a string of ATM robberies throughout San Diego, according to officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

    After the pursuit ended, the suspect, identified as Michael Scott, was being questioned by San Diego Police in connection to a series of ATM burglaries in Mission Hills, University Heights and other areas in the County, officials said at a press conference.

    Police said the other suspect in the case, Mark Andrew Guild, is still outstanding.

    The string of events leading to Scott's capture began earlier on Friday when police officers were involved in a pursuit that moved along Interstate 8, surface streets and even onto hospital grounds.

    Two suspects driving a dark colored SUV led several CHP patrol cars through Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Kearny Mesa and even drove near Rady Children's Hospital and Sharp Hospital.

    The chase began when a San Diego Sheriff's deputy spotted a person in a black SUV that had a felony warrant out for his arrest around 11:15 a.m. near Interstate 8 and SR 125.

    The suspects' vehicle traveled along a sidewalk area normally used by pedestrians and golf carts near the hospital.

    The chase came to an end when the suspects drove southbound on Ruffin Road and turned onto  Murphy Canyon Road just west of Interstate 15.

    Just before the chase reached Chargers park, the vehicle slowed and the two people inside stuck their hands outside the windows.

    One at a time, the suspects exited the vehicle, knelt down on the ground and scooted backward until they were cuffed by officers.

    Officials are trying to determine if the vehicle's passenger has anything to do with the burgalries Scott is connected to.

    No crashes or injuries were reported. 

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