Woman arrested on false imprisonment charges


A woman was arrested for burglary and false imprisonment on Tuesday after she allegedly entered a La Cañada home and threatened former roommates.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call at 8:22 a.m. for help from two women who had reportedly locked themselves in the bathroom of their home in the 4800 block of Alta Canyada Road in La Cañada.

Christina Sica, 22, of Arroyo Grande was a former roommate of one of the victims. She had allegedly broken into the home and began yelling and threatening the women.

The victims reported to sheriff’s dispatch that Sica frequently carried a folding knife.  Deputies responded, entered the home and freed the trapped women safely. Sica was not found immediately however the victims were certain she was still in the house, stated sheriff officials.

“[Deputies] found her hiding in a closet,” said Sgt. Ray Harley. “She did not have a knife.”

Sica was arrested for burglary, entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony, and false imprisonment.