No Parole For Recreation Trail Stabber Jesse Carson

This sick SOB stays in jail. His partner is free on parole. Don’t go on the rec trail at night.

Jesse Carson

“Carson anonymously corresponded with local media in an attempt to taunt the authorities and the public about the attack,

Carson was 19 when he was enrolled in the Defense Language Institute. He for “reasons known to himself” and his codefendant, Jason Bland, planned to become serial killers, said Pacioni. The victim was a stranger to them both.

“They restrained her, then repeatedly stabbed, and slashed her. They taunted her with threats and promises of death. During the attack, the victim suffered multiple stabs to her torso and slash wounds to her neck,” detailed Pacioni.

No Parole For Recreation Trail Stabber Jesse Carson

Need For Speed – Rec Trail

Racers whiz by, tourists block the paved portion. Admin here was nearly run over by two E-Bikes on the sidewalk downtown.

Bicycle Crash

Pacific Grove took a different approach when e-bikes started appearing on the scene, and in 2020 set a unilateral 12mph speed limit on its portion of the Rec Trail. I am not a fast biker, but on flat ground, I can tell you that you don’t even have to break a sweat to exceed 12mph on a regular old human-powered bike. Five minutes of observation in P.G. is all it takes to see this bizarrely low speed limit violated, and the same old premise that predated the speed limit comes into play: Pay attention and be courteous.

Unfortunately, for busy stretches of multi-use resources like the Rec Trail, “pay attention and be courteous” may not be enough clarity. The potential for widening the Rec Trail is low, Garcia tells me, based on right-of-way. Look for more on potential signage and speed limits to come in the coming years as the data gathering process ramps up.

Need For Speed – Rec Trail

Cannery Row Carjacking

Failed to get the car, but one of the robbers got away. Cannery Row at night, be aware of your surroundings. One robber was caught, you guessed it, on the rec trail. Perp is one Abraham Andrade from Greenfield.

18-year-old in attempted carjacking

Pine Cone Mugshot

At around 10 p.m. June 4, a man was by his car on Foam Street near David Avenue when two people walked up and “demanded his keys at gunpoint,” according to MPD Lt.Gabriel Kaster.
“Both suspects began to punch the victim in the face and head,” Kaster said. “At one point, the victim was hit on the head with something hard, causing a small laceration to the back of his head.”

Cannery Row Carjacking

Sick Rec Trail Attacker’s Parole Upheld

Horse pucky.

Jason Blad

The grounds for approval, laid out at the board’s October hearing, rested on “Youthful Offender” factors, the DA’s Office said in a press release announcing Blad’s parole. On its website, the CDCR explains that the “idea of a youth offender parole hearing is based on scientific evidence showing that parts of the brain involved in behavior control continue to mature through late adolescence and that adolescent brains are not yet fully mature until a person is in his or her mid-to-late 20s.”

Sick Rec Trail Attacker’s Parole Upheld

Jason Blad, P.G. Recreation Trail Attacker Granted Parole

Recreation trail can be a dangerous place. Now an attacker that repeatedly stabbed a young lady there is about to be freed. Not right.

The California Board of Parole Hearings, represented by two parole commissioners, granted Jason Blad parole after 21 years in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In June of 2002, Blad was sentenced to seven years to life for attempted murder.

This was Blad’s Seventh Parole Board Hearing. The  Monterey County District Attorney’s office will request that  Gov. Gavin Newsom reverse the panel’s decision.

From the last denied parole story: The two men stabbed the woman 12 times and slashed her throat twice before leaving her for dead on the trail in November 2000. At the trial in Monterey County Superior Court, the victim told jurors she’d pleaded for her life and tried to get away, but the two pinned her to the ground and began stabbing her on each side.

Jason Blad, P.G. Recreation Trail Attacker Granted Parole

Woman Attacked While On Recreation Trail

Not a safe place nowadays, morning noon or night.

Rec Trail Assault

According to police, a woman was jogging on the trail near Seaside State Beach around 6:40 a.m., when she was grabbed from behind and groped.

The woman was able to fight off the man and he ran from the area toward Sand City. Police said a witness chased after the man but was unable to stop him.

Woman Attacked While On Recreation Trail

2000’s Rec Trail Acid Thrower Remains Locked Up

New Recreation Trail accessories to remain safe on that dangerous trail:ZombieProtection

 

The DA’s Office said a man was biking home from work on the Recreation Trail in Monterey on July 28, 2000, when Sean Adams lunged out from the side of the trail and threw a jar full of acid at the cyclist, causing severe chemical burns to his face and upper torso. Officers located Adams after the attack and he still had the jar in his hand. Officers tried to detain him but he fought wildly and had to be pepper-sprayed before he could be subdued. The DA’s Office says Adams was extremely delusional, belligerent and screamed nonsensical statements.

In 2003, Adams was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to the Department of State Hospitals, where he has remained since then. Psychologists and psychiatrists working at the Department of State Hospitals make a recommendation to the DA’s Office for either release or continued commitment of Adams every two years and they recommended the continued commitment of Adams, 49.

Adams objected and was entitled to a jury trial to determine if he should be released. A Monterey County jury returned a verdict Thursday that his civil commitment should be extended two years.

2000’s Rec Trail Acid Thrower Remains Locked Up

Bike Control In P.G.

Police chief needs to get out and look at what she’s talking about. Here’s two signs telling you where Monterey ends and Pacific Grove begins. What kind of crock it this?Welcome Trail Signs

Beginning next month anyone peddling a pedicab along the Monterey portion of the Recreation Trail will need to start braking along about the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The rickshaw-like bicycles, permitted on Monterey’s portion of the trail, are now banned in Pacific Grove.

Complicating matters is that although most locals know where Monterey ends and Pacific Grove begins, there is no city limits signage, making it a challenge for visitors.

Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone said Monday the city is in the process of making signage that will welcome Rec Trail visitors to the city.

Bike Control In P.G.

Motorized Bicycles Get OK On Rec Trail

Helmets required? Hello?

Bicycle Crash

Pacific Grove City Council voted 5-2 to allow two common varieties of electric bikes along the nearly mile-long and highly scenic stretch Monterey Bay Recreation Trail that passes through Pacific Grove. While e-bikes will be allowed on the trail, they will be restricted to 12 MPH. There is no speed limit for bicycles on the trail, and conflicts between bike riders and pedestrians there are a daily occurrence. Nevertheless, some council members welcomed the much heavier and faster e-bikes.

Motorized Bicycles Get OK On Rec Trail