On September 20, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responding to a prowling that just occurred at a residence in the 2300 block of 4th Street. The reporting party told dispatch that a male broke into his side gate and approached the rear door while holding a knife. The resident yelled at the unknown male. The subject dropped the knife and was seen fleeing the area with another male. 

Responding officers detained two males matching the descriptions provided by the resident, a short distance away. Officers identified the individuals as Taylor Kale Pacheco a 30-year-old male and Robert Sam Chandler a 32-year-old male of Los Angeles. Officers reviewed the security camera and were able to identify the subjects as being the suspects of the prowling. The knife was recovered on scene and officers also recovered bolt cutters that Chandler had in his possession. Both suspects were in possession of methamphetamine. They were taken into custody and charged with the following: 

  • • Taylor Pacheco – 647(h) PC – Prowling, 11377(a) H&S Possession of Methamphetamine 
  • • Robert Chandler – 647(h) PC – Prowling, 466 PC – Possession of Burglary Tools, 11377(a) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine, 1203.2(a) PC – Violation of Probation and 529(a)(3) PC – False Impersonation 

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individuals is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 310-458-8951. 

Submitted by Lt. Rudy Flores