A woman who allegedly harassed and threatened to assault her housemate and kicked a police officer during her arrest has been refused bail.
Laura Purdie, 29, appeared in the dock at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday after being arrested on Friday evening.
A police informant told the court Purdie allegedly forced her housemates bedroom door open a number of times, damaging the lock.
The housemate called police on Friday and said she had ongoing issues with the accused who allegedly harassed her and took her belongings.
Police attended the house for a second time later that night after the housemate called saying Purdie was allegedly trying to access her room.
The court heard Purdie allegedly raised her hand and made a threatening motion to the housemate while police were present, making the housemate fear the accused would hit her.
Purdie allegedly then drank scotch in front of police, in breach of a bail condition she was not to consume alcohol.
She is accused of resisting police arrest and kicking a police officer.
Police allege she committed the offences while on bail for theft.
Representing herself from the dock, Purdie said she was asking for another opportunity on bail.
She said she had supports in place through Uniting and a psychologist.
"I have been trying my hardest to do everything possible to get better," she said.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jack Fletcher said Purdie was an unacceptable risk of committing further offences while on bail, particularly if she was bailed to the same address with the housemate.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose said she was concerned to hear Purdie had allegedly drank alcohol in the presence of police officers, in breach of her bail condition.
"It can be assumed she was very intoxicated at that time," she said.
"I am also concerned she made a threatening gesture while police were present."
Ms Toose said she was not persuaded Purdie had shown exceptional circumstances for bail.
Purdie was remanded in custody until Tuesday when she will be assessed for the Court Integrated Services Program.
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