A NURSE, aged residents and Albury's Anglican priest have faced off with an apparently drug-addled woman on a wild spree.
The erratic activity saw police attend and has prompted a call for a drug rehabilitation centre on the Border.
The drama began on Friday evening and culminated the next morning with the women seen on security camera dumping donkey faeces at the door of St Matthew's Church in Albury.
Residents at St Matthew's Village in Cahill Place were the focus of the woman who walked from a neighbouring block of Thurgoona Street flats, known as Pulwarra Place, on Friday.
Lyn Gardnir was defrosting a pizza for dinner when the woman walked into her kitchen uninvited.
The intruder then picked up her birthday cake, skolled a bottle of orange juice and took bites of a meat pie, lamington and biscuit before accusing her of stealing a red purse.
"I'm fine," Ms Gardnir said on Sunday after recalling the commotion.
"I'm probably too ambivalent because I'm looking at the humorous side of it, in that she took my birthday cake, also because I'm a nurse and been in the mental health sector and seen that."
Nearby resident Erika Grimes was told by another neighbour the woman smashed a solar light with a broom before other vandalism and scaring elderly men and women at their units.
They included Margaret Fordon-Bellgrove and Jim Lee.
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The former said the woman tried to jump into her backyard and "then she started banging and yelling and I went inside and called the police".
Mr Lee said he and his wife Rose feared their kitchen window would break as the woman banged on it and their front door.
Father Peter MacLeod-Miller, who oversees management of the village, arrived after being called by concerned residents, and said he narrowly avoided being struck by the woman.
"I could easily have a black eye and one of our residents could have had a heart attack," he said.
Mr MacLeod-Miller said an associate of the woman had told him on Friday night that she was on drugs.
The episode follows Village chiefs meeting member for Albury Justin Clancy late last year and voicing concerns about drug-fuelled behaviour tied to the flats.
Mr MacLeod-Miller says the situation highlights the need for a drug rehab centre in Albury.
Mr Clancy said he believed the city should have such a hub but also noted "residents in our community have every right to feel safe and secure".
"The high density of that area contributes to the challenges and we're actively working on ways we can respond to that," he said of the flats which have been seen by NSW Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister Gareth Ward.
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