Published: Nov 16, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2021

Jocelyn Francis, Police Administrative Services Manager 
City of Pacific Grove, Police Department 
(831) 648-3156 | 


Pacific Grove, California: 

On 11/15/21, at approximately 6:05 PM, Pacific Grove Police Department officers responded to the report of a stabbing on the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail near the American Tin Cannery. The victim received medical attention and was transferred to a local hospital.
The injuries are not life threatening.

Today, on 11/16/21, at approximately 3:55 PM, Pacific Grove Police Department officers conducted an arrest warrant, contacted the suspect, and took him into custody without incident.

Daniel Hardin (29), a local transient, was arrested for 245 PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Hardin was transported and booked at the Monterey County Jail.

The victim and suspect were not known to each other, and the suspect’s motivation remains unknown.

We understand these calls for service create concern for our community members. This is a great example of law enforcement and the community working together. With the community’s assistance and the hard work and dedication of PGPD staff, this case was solved within 24 hours.

We would like to thank our community and local media outlets for sharing the initial event information, which undoubtedly led to his arrest. And thank you to our regional partners at the Monterey Fire Department, AMR, and the Monterey Police Department for their response and assistance.

If you have any additional information with this on-going investigation, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at (831) 648-3143, the Tip Line at (831) 648-3159, or

Pacific Grove Police Department Official Media Release

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