East Bridgewater Police Arrest and Charge Man with Illegal Possession of Firearm

East Bridgewater Police Department
Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

East Bridgewater Police Arrest and Charge Man with Illegal Possession of Firearm

EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Scott Allen reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department arrested and charged a man with illegally possessing a gun on Monday.

JOSHUA ZUKOWSKI, AGE 19, OF EAST BRIDGEWATER was charged with:

  • Receiving a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number
  • Possession of a Firearm Without a FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana)
  • Possession of a Class D Drug (Marijuana)
  • Possession to Distribute a Class B Drug (LSD)
  • Possession of a Class B Drug (Cocaine)

At approximately 2 p.m. Monday, East Bridgewater Police were dispatched to a home on South Street after receiving a call from family members who were concerned about ZUKOWSKI.

While at the home, a family member gave a loaded handgun to the officers that had been found in ZUKOWKI’S bedroom and requested that it be removed from the home due to safety concerns.

A Hi-Point .45 caliber pistol was seized and East Bridgewater Police and WEB Task Force detectives initiated a followup investigation and a search warrant was issued several hours later.

In searching the house police allegedly found and seized:

  • 14 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition
  • One round of 410 caliber ammunition
  • Marijuana (522.8 grams)
  • Marijuana Edibles (136 doses)
  • Cocaine (5.9 grams)
  • LSD (50 doses)
  • $4,900 cash
  • Drug Packaging Materials

ZUKOWSKI, who does not have a license to carry a firearm, was arrested without incident Monday and was expected to be arraigned today at Brockton District Court.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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