CAPITOLA

Woman arrested in stabbing of neighbors

A 33-year-old Capitola woman was arrested Saturday as a suspect in the stabbing of two of her neighbors.

Police arrested Katy Skinner in the attack on her neighbors, a 39-year-old woman and 48-year-old man, who were assaulted with a large kitchen knife in the 1700 block of 46th Avenue. The confrontation happened around 8 p.m. in a patio at the apartment complex, said Capitola police detective Leo Moreno.

Neighbors coming to the aid of the victims subdued and disarmed Skinner until police arrived, Moreno said.

The female victim was airlifted to a Bay Area trauma center for treatment of stab wounds to her upper left shoulder and torso area. The man was treated at a local hospital for a stab wound to his upper left shoulder. The injuries are not life-threatening, Moreno said.

Skinner is being held at the Santa Cruz County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

-- Santa Cruz Sentinel