A woman has been convicted after breaking into a house in Goulburn.
Alisa Maree Ford, 35, of Wagga Wagga, was convicted of destroy or damage property, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and enter enclosed land without a lawful excuse.
Goulburn Local Court heard on August 26 that Ford kicked in a glass panel on the front door of a Goulburn house on April 14, 2020. Ford then entered the premises and "rumaged" through the victim's belongings while they were absent. The court heard that between 9:32am and 11:45am earlier that morning Ford had called the victim more than 20 times and sent a photo of the victim's car with a text message that said: "All day to wait".
After the incident the victim informed police that Ford had left a voice message the night before saying: "Run rabbit run, you can hide in a burrow but not forever".
Solicitor Tim McGrath said the voice message left by his client was a reference to the South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League team.
He said Ford had broken in to retrieve "some of her property" and that it was an "unplanned and spontaneous response".
Mr McGrath said his client had acknowledged that alcohol was an underlying problem and had a drink driving charge from 2019.
The court heard that Ford was driving on September 13, 2019 when she was pulled over by police on the Hume Highway near Mittagong. She returned a high range Breath Analysis Reading.
Ford had also attended a 30-day program at a rehabilitation facility in Queensland last year and left with seven days remaining.
Mr McGrath said the sentencing report written for the court stated Ford had "feelings of anxiety and depression".
He said his client wanted to return to Wagga Wagga and "invest herself into her family and gain full-time employment".
Magistrate Geraldine Beattie said Ford's behaviour was "of concern".
"No one has to put up with that," she said.
"You need to do more, alcohol is clearly an issue for you."
Ford received a $200 fine for damage to property, an 18-month Community Corrections Order, 100 hours of community service and an additional $450 fine for entering enclosed land. An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) was also issued to protect the victim.