Complete 911 call made by Clark County School District Police

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The 8 News Now’s I-Team has obtained the 911 call that led to the arrest of Brandon Toseland, 35. Toseland is accused of killing his girlfriend’s son, Mason Dominguez, 4, whose remains were found in the freezer in the garage of a home on Saddle Brook Park Drive in the northeast valley.

The call came into 911 dispatch the morning of Feb. 22 from a Clark County District School Police officer requesting a welfare check on a home.

The school police officer said school staff believed the student’s mother had contacted the school through notes she sent with her daughter as a plea for help telling school officials her boyfriend was holding her hostage and that she feared her son was dead.

Family home where Mason was discovered (KLAS)

In the call, the officer explains the first-grader handed the notes to a social worker when she walked into school. Administrators checked the child’s school records to verify the mother’s handwriting.

“Please help, send police, there are guns in the house,” read the note.

The call ends with the dispatcher saying police are responding to the welfare check.

An arrest report first reported by the I-Team details police found Mason’s remains in a freezer. Detectives believed the remains had been there for at least 10 weeks. Police also found a large hole in the backyard that may have been intended as a grave, the 8 News Now I-Team first reported.

An 8-foot-deep hole is visible in Brandon Toseland’s backyard. Toseland, 35, faces two counts of kidnapping and one charge of open murder. (Joe Moeller/KLAS)

Mason’s mother told police that she was locked in a room and separated from her children for months, and that she had not seen her son since Dec. 11, 2021.

The mother’s attorney Stephen Stubbs said Mason’s mother and her older daughter were often locked in separate rooms, but that she devised a plan in December 2021 to write notes for help to send through her daughter.

Toseland’s booking photo from 2019 on a separate domestic violence charge is on the left. A booking photo from 2022 is on the right. (KLAS)

“A pen and sticky notes were in the car, and the mother was only able to access them for a few moments at a time, when she was hand-cuffed alone in the car as Mr. Toseland dropped off or picked up the 7-year-old daughter from the gate across the street from the school,” Stubbs said. “Fearing death if she was caught, the mother was able to write notes, little by little, and hide them from Mr. Toseland. 8 or 9 sticky notes were written. Then, 2 days before the rescue, Mr. Toseland finally allowed the mother to sleep with her 7-year-old daughter, and the mother coached the daughter on what to do.”

Toseland currently faces two counts of kidnapping and one charge of open murder. He is due back in court Apr. 7.


Below is a partial transcript of the call Feb. 22 at 8:34 a.m.

Metro police: Metro Police Millington 16057, how can I help you?

CCSD police: Hey Metro, it’s school PD on a recorded line.

Metro police: Hi.

CCSD police: Hey, I need to set up a welfare check please.

Metro police: What’s the address?

CCSD police: It’s gonna be 4307 Saddle Brook Park.

Metro police: Alright, and is this a house?

CCSD police: Yes. So this is all we have, we have a first-grader [REDACTED] that handed some sticky notes, or like post-it notes, to the social worker this morning when she walked into the school. They thought that she had found it in the cafeteria. So, reading the notes, they found that she’s stating, basically, the mom said “please help, send police, there are guns in the house.” And they have a Metro officer name — “Contact Las Vegas Metro Police Department officer, name Southeast Command Ryan Levy.”

Metro police: Okay, so it says, “please help, send police, there are guns in the house, contact LVMPD officer Ryan Levy?”

CCSD police: Yes.

Metro police: Okay, so it looks like the mother gave those notes to her daughter.

CCSD police: Yes, and we didn’t know, originally the principal said “we found it in the cafeteria,” and I said “did you guys go back to the cameras to see who put them there?” So then she said said no, it was a social worker they gave it to. So I go back to the address (on the note), I look it up, and it goes back to the first grader there. It’s her address. They’re also giving me a plate, it says 601ZZX on another note and it says “white Nissan Altima.” And it says “please help, call my mom or sister, tell them to call police for welfare check.” And then on the other note, it says “there’s guns in the house.” So, the student, she’s in class, they’re gonna pull her out and they’re gonna bring her into the office, but we just wanted to set up that welfare check with the mom. Mom most likely gave that to her daughter.

Metro police: Okay, so the note said that about the license plate?

CCSD police: Yes.

Metro police: Okay, so do you know when she actually gave the note?

CCSD police: This morning at 7:40.

Metro police: Okay.

CCSD police: So the writing, now that the principal went to the registration folder, the handwriting is the mom’s writing. They verified the address with the application she filled out for registration, so it’s mom writing the note. And something about [REDACTED], he’s the dad in there listed. So I have mom’s name and date of birth, and the father that’s listed.

Metro police: So one of the notes also mentioned [REDACTED]?

CCSD police: Yes, which is the father listed on there.

Metro police: Okay, give me one moment.

CCSD police: And then [REDACTED], which is listed as dad, last name [REDACTED], same as the girl, so it is dad… So, we have an officer who is gonna be making contact at the school with the principal… I don’t know if you guys have a report like that with your officer.

Metro police: We do have an officer by that name… I have it set up as unknown trouble, our highest priority, we’ll get someone out there as soon as we can.