On Saturday September 14, 2013 the Marion Police Department department received information from a resident that her son was making viable threats to kill his family members, neighbors and specific members of the Marion Police Department. The suspect had been arrested earlier in the day by this department for a domestic related issue and had been released on bail.
A short while later the suspect was observed on security cameras in his residence on Cross Neck Road. The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEM-LEC) SWAT team as well as members of the SEM-LEC Hostage Negotiation Team responded. The exterior of the house and neighborhood were secured. Several attempts were made to make contact with the suspect. The Massachusetts State Police also responded with a remote controlled robot equipped with a camera. The suspect was located inside the home. Entry was made and the suspect was placed into custody without incident.
A search was conducted. Two firearms including a loaded 357 Magnum and a sawed-off shotgun, as well as various ammunition were recovered. The suspect was identified as Jeffrey E Tosca, age 30 of Marion.
Tosca is being charged with: 2 counts of Threats to commit a crime, 1 count of Trespassing, 1 count of Malicious Destruction Of Property over $250, 2 counts of Larceny, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm and 1 count of Possession of Ammunition. He was held without bail and transported to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. He will be arraigned at Wareham District Court on Monday.
Marion Police Department Press Release