Woman charged with breaking WRTA bus window, according to indictment

Bessie Ryan was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown for treatment

Bessie Ryan, charged with vandalism and disrupting public service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman who broke the window of a WRTA bus after police said she had a mental breakdown was indicted by a grand jury.

Bessie Ryan, 36, is charged with disrupting public services and vandalism.

The incident happened in December. Police said Ryan, who was a passenger on the bus, slammed her head into a window and cracked it. Witnesses said she had been talking to herself.

She was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment.

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