SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A woman allegedly stabbed her father at his Lakeside apartment Tuesday and then fled, prompting a roughly hour-long law enforcement search that ended with her arrest in a nearby drainage ditch.
The suspect was later identified as Hannah Wogatzke.
The domestic assault in the 12000 block of Woodside Avenue in Lakeside was reported by the victim about 9:40 a.m., according to sheriff's officials.
Paramedics took the victim, whose name was not released, to a hospital for treatment of an apparently non-life-threatening stab wound to his stomach, Lt. William Amavisca said. He also suffered a laceration to his left forearm. He was in critical but stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
As deputies, including personnel aboard a patrol helicopter, searched the area for the 26-year-old suspect, administrators of several schools and daycare centers near the scene of the assault went into lockdown as a precaution.
As deputies searched the apartment complex where the stabbing took place and surrounding areas, a citizen flagged them down and said he believed the suspect was hiding behind a dumpster in the complex. Deputies located Wogatzke hiding in a small space between the dumpster and a concrete wall.
They were able to take her into custody without incident.
Wogatzke was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee on suspicion of felony counts of assault and parole violation, and misdemeanor charges of being a felon in possession of pepper spray and an electric stun gun.
She was being held on $30,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.