A woman who broke into six different Albany homes in 13 days during the festive period has been sentenced to more than three years behind bars. Most of Mirella Pearl Woods’ burglary victims were either asleep or away from home when she struck, the District Court of WA was told on Monday. Woods left a trail of evidence for police as she carried out a crime spree which resulted in 17 criminal charges including aggravated home burglaries and stealing motor vehicle offences. Woods entered guilty pleas on all charges at her hearing. State Prosecutor Sean O’Sullivan told the court Woods left fingerprints inside a Mira Mar home. She left paperwork outside a Wakefield Crescent house — which she was unsuccessful breaking into — that was stolen from an Anzac Road property on the same day. In a crashed blue Holden Commodore stolen from an unoccupied Seymour Street home in Mira Mar, Woods left more evidence for police. “She lost control of the vehicle and it became stuck between the kerb and a fence,” Mr O’Sullivan told the court. “She grabbed the stolen items out of the vehicle and decamped on foot. “Police found a purse containing her ID inside the abandoned stolen vehicle and they also obtained her DNA from a plastic bag inside the vehicle.” Woods broke into a Lockyer home twice on Boxing Day — once at 8.36am and then again at 1.15pm — while the owners were away. Both times she was captured on CCTV cameras in and around the home. In those two visits, she stole iPads, a PlayStation Portable, 10 wristwatches and an “array” of jewellery, among other items from the property, Mr O’Sullivan said. Police finally arrested Woods when she crashed a stolen Holden Epic on New Year’s Day. After handing down a prison sentence of three years and six months, Judge Wendy Gillan told the court making Woods compensate her victims for the thousands of dollars of stolen would be “whistling in the wind”. “People were at home and they’re entitled to feel safe and to be able to sleep without fear of someone breaking in,” Judge Gillan said.