A 26-year-old Mount Pleasant woman is accused of causing a scene in her home and writing, “Death is all I need,” in her own blood on a bathroom wall.
Jennalynn Berzinski was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of resisting an officer and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, she faces up to one year in prison and $11,000 in fines.
Mount Pleasant police officers were called twice to Berzinski’s home in the 7900 block of Daniel Court early Saturday morning. The first time officers were contacted at 3:15 a.m. about concerns Berzinski was suicidal, but when they arrived, no one was home.
When officers arrived at 5:03 a.m. for a report of a fight, they found a man holding a topless Berzinski on the floor as she clawed at him and screamed. The officer told the man to get off, then drew his Taser as Berzinski shouted, “Don’t Tase me.”
Officers reported Berzinski was highly intoxicated and they couldn’t understand her. She was not wearing a shirt when officers arrived—and refused to put one on, instead holding a towel in front of herself. One officer went upstairs and looked at the bathroom where he found the message scrawled in blood on the wall.
That officer said he heard the other police officer yell that Berzinski was coming upstairs. As she approached, the officer worked to keep her away from the bathroom because he said he was concerned there were sharp objects in the room given the large amount of blood present.
Berzinski refused to cooperate and was placed in handcuffs. The officer found blood on her arm, but Berzinski wasn’t cut, telling police that she used a needle to draw blood from her vein and into the bathtub to write the message.
She’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on a $450 signature bond while awaiting trial.