Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (December 9, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DUI CHECK POINT: The Charles County Sheriff's Office Traffic Operations Unit and COPS officers will conduct a DUI check point on December 16 at an undisclosed location in Charles County. The operation is part of the Sheriff's Office on-going commitment to keeping impaired drivers off local roadways.

BRONZE VASES STOLEN FROM CEMETERY/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERS CASH REWARD: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating the thefts of approximately 30 bronze vases which were stolen from Trinity Memorial Garden Cemetery on Mattawoman Road in Waldorf between early November and December 5.

Sheriff's officers have increased patrols in the area and have notified local scrap metal dealers to contact the agency should someone try to turn the vases in for scrap money. In addition, detectives are working closely with cemetery officials to complete an inventory. Many vases are individually owned and not the property of the cemetery; therefore anyone who notices their vase is missing should notify investigators.

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Crime Solvers tip line at 1-866-411-TIPS or text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective McKenzie at (301) 609-6428.

OFFICERS CHARGE TWO MEN WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 5 at 12:37 a.m., officers responded to the 8300 block of Leonardtown Road in Hughesville for an assault. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspects and victim were involved in a fight during which the victim, 46, was kicked and punched repeatedly until he lost consciousness. The suspects fled and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was admitted. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspects nearby. Kenneth Cook, 22, of Waldorf, and Daniel Songo, 27, of White Plains were charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

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