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Woman Uses Blood to Write Message, Police Say

A Mount Pleasant woman is accused of resisting officers after they're called to her home and they find a message scrawled in blood on the bathroom wall.

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. 

Katie Lamberton December 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Richard, your comment demonstrates an (arrogant) ignorance toward mental health. Its an illness of the brain where the chemicals that cause some to behave in a manner that you would perceive as normal cause others to not be able to process thoughts the same. Alcohol is a way for some with mental illness to forget, briefly, that they are in emotional pain. Get off your high horse, quit being judgmental and find some compassion.
tkps December 19, 2012 at 01:48 AM
@turd girl... aee you aware that suicide is actually illegal and the reasoning that keeps it so is for 72 hour holds. Trust me NO cop wants to take in someone who is going to be "chaptered" cause they have to stay at St. Mary's then take them ...usually HOURS later... to St. Lukes until intake is done... MORE HOURS and stay on shift til done. But they do this so people can get help before they hurt themselves or others! And if you are A DANGER TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS no warrant is needed! Let's just hope she does get the help she is screaming for ( It is NOT about attention, it is a cry for help@ Mr. Expert on everything Dick -err Richard-Head)
JACK JACKSON January 05, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Hi Turd Girl, although police did not come into your place, there IS an exception to the warrant requirement when it comes to certain issues, if they have good reason to suspect that you may be suicidal, if you have ran from the police and they are in pursuit, if they hear or see a fight going on, if there is a fire and they need wake people, are all examples of exceptions to the warrant requirement. In this case, it was legal under the community caretaker exception to the warrant requirement.
Jennalynn Berzinski-O'Born April 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM
I am the girl from this, I do have mental issues and I was in a very bad spot in my life there r no meds for borderline personality disorder so Yes I was crying out for help I'm not sure what exactly happened that night "highly intoxicated" is a understatement of that night I love how people have to comment on these when they have no idea at all about the said person they are commenting about to all those who say I need help thank you I have helped myself n I'm Where I want to be to get to Where I want

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