On May 8, at approximately 3 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to the 900 block of Georgina Avenue to a report of suspicious behavior involving two individuals whom the reporting person believed were prowling.
Upon the officer’s arrival, they witnessed the described vehicle leaving the area in a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to obey several traffic signs and continued to be reckless until officers stopped it a short distance away. When officers made contact, the driver showed obvious signs of intoxication and inside the vehicle were open alcoholic beverages which led officers to conduct standardized field sobriety tests. Officers subsequently recovered a loaded firearm on the passenger’s person.
The driver of the vehicle, Marcos H. Chino, a 19-year-old Hispanic male from Los Angeles was arrested and booked for 23152(g) VC – Driving under the Influence (drugs and alcohol). The passenger, Marcos J. Saquich, a 20-year-old Hispanic male from Los Angeles was arrested and booked for 25850(c)(6) PC – Carrying a Loaded Firearm – not registered.