At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to an in-progress residential burglary involving multiple suspects. Details of the call indicated the residents were inside at the time of the burglary, which was in the 2400 block of 26th Street in Santa Monica.  Responding officers arrived on scene and observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle; however, the vehicle failed to yield to the officers and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled into the residential neighborhood in the area 11th Street and Michigan Avenue. A perimeter was quickly established, and a search was conducted for the suspects. One suspect was immediately apprehended, and two additional suspects were located in the area nearby. 

During the initial police response to the call, a traffic collision involving two police vehicles occurred at 11th Street and Pico Boulevard.  Two officers sustained injuries and were transported to UCLA-Westwood with non-life-threatening injuries. 

In all, the Santa Monica Police Department arrested three suspects for residential burglary. The Santa Monica Police Department encourages anyone with information pertaining to this any crime to share that information by calling 310-458-8451

Submitted by Lieutenant Joseph A. Cortez