Two arrested for the Santa Monica incident and meth possession

Taylor Pacheco and Robert Chandler charged in connection with the September 20 incident

By Chad Winthrop

Two men were charged with roaming and possession of methamphetamine for approaching a house in Santa Monica with a knife.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), officers responded to a search that had just happened on a residential building on the 2300 block on 4th Street at around 2:40 a.m. on September 20.

“The reporter told the police that a man broke into his side gate and was approaching the back door while holding a knife. The resident yelled at the unknown man. The person dropped the knife and fled the area with another man, “the SMPD said in a press release.

The officers who responded arrested two men who matched the resident’s descriptions a short distance away and identified them as Taylor Kale Pacheco, 30, and Robert Sam Chandler, 32.

“The officers checked the surveillance camera and were able to identify the people as suspects of the search. The knife was recovered on site and the officers also seized bolt cutters that Chandler had in his possession. Both suspects were in possession of methamphetamine, ”said the SMPD.

Both suspects were taken into custody and charged with the following charges:

• Taylor Pacheco – 647 (h) PC – Roaming, 11377 (a) H&S possession of methamphetamine

• Robert Chandler – 647 (h) PC – roaming, 466 PC – possession of burglary tools, 11377 (a) H&S – possession of methamphetamine, 1203.2 (a) PC – parole violation and 529 (a) (3) PC – false impersonation

Anyone with additional information about this incident or individuals are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 310-458-8951.

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