Police: Woman Battered 2 Children With Screwdriver

The incident took place just before 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Burr Ridge Drive in Hoffman Estates

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  |  Updated 11:48 AM CDT
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Police: Woman Battered 2 Children With Screwdriver

Hoffman Estates Police Department

A northwest suburban woman faces felony charges after police allege she battered two children with a screwdriver and a neighbor with a “pointed weapon.”

The incident took place just before 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Burr Ridge Drive in Hoffman Estates where officers said a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old child were “battered with a screwdriver.”

Around the same time, police responded to a report of a suspicious woman in the 3800 block of Barberry Court. An officer at the scene said a neighbor was battered with a pointed weapon, but said the offender left the scene before police arrived.

The suspect and vehicle descriptions from both incidents matched and police sent out a broadcast message searching for the woman, according to a release from Sgt. Darin Felgenhauer of the Hoffman Estates Police Department.

South Barrington Police officers found the suspect in her vehicle at Barrington Road and Interstate 90, authorities said.

The woman, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Zander, was taken into custody and transported to the Hoffman Estates Police Department.

She was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a child and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, all of which are felonies.

The victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were not transported to the hospital, police said.

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