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CRIME BRIEF: November 8, 2022

Nov 8, 2022

Type:               Impaired
Incident:       22-45878
Location:      Colborne Street 

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at approximately 1:00 A.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Colborne Street and Clarence Street.

Officers attended the area and located the suspect vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted.

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit.

As a result, a 36-year-old female from Hamilton, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired
  • 80 Plus

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded and the driver’s licence of the accused, suspended.
 

Type:               Weapons
Incident:       22-45836
Location:      Murray Street 

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, at approximately 5:30 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a weapons related call at a location near Murray Street and Grey Street.

A report was received to advise that a man was observed by witnesses to have brandished a firearm.

Officers attended the scene and located the accused.

The accused was taken into custody without incident. 

The accused was found to be in possession of a hunting rifle style pellet gun.

No injuries were sustained by any witnesses.

As a result, a 57-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code 
 

 
Type:              Impaired
Incident:       22-45715
Location:      Rawdon Street     
 
On Saturday, November 5, 2022, at approximately 6:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call for service involving a possible impaired driver in the area of Rawdon Street and Nelson Street.

A report was received to advise that a possible impaired driver was driving erratically, struck a parked car and failed to stop. 

Officers attended and located the accused and the suspect vehicle, which had sustained damage.

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over twice the legal limit.

As a result of the incident, a 59-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Fail to Remain, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Operation While Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded and the driver’s licence of the accused, suspended.
 

 
Type:               Impaired
Incident:       22-44971
Location:       Park Road North and Dunsdon Street

On Friday, November 4, 2022, at approximately 9:40 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the scene of a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Dunsdon Street and Park Road North.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused, who was demonstrating signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit. 
The accused sustained minor physical injuries from the collision and did not seek medical attention.

As a result, a 56-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired
  • 80 Plus 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded and the driver’s licence of the accused, suspended.

Brantford Police Service Kicks Off Crime Prevention Week

Nov 7, 2022

The Brantford Police Service today kicks off Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 6 to 12, 2022. The Provincial Crime Prevention Week is supported by the Ontario Association Chief’s of Police (OACP), the Ministry of the Solicitor General, and police services across Ontario.

The theme for this year’s Crime Prevention Week is: Safer. Stronger. Together. Community safety and well-being takes hard work and collaboration. Our front-line police officers and police personnel of the Brantford Police Service work in collaboration with citizens, other first responders, members of government, business, and other community leaders to promote community safety. Crime prevention involves all of us working together to make our homes, neighbourhoods, and workplaces healthy and safe. 

"Crime prevention is a key priority of the Brantford Police Service. That is why, during Crime Prevention Week, we look forward to highlighting many of our collaborative programs that help to build a safer, stronger community. We encourage citizens to get involved, because by working together, we all benefit.” 
– Robin Matthews-Osmond, BPS Corporate Communications Manager. 

Throughout the week, the BPS social media feeds will highlight several of our community programs including the Citizens on Patrol program which is currently recruiting community members. 

Be sure to like and follow @BrantfordPoliceService on Facebook and @BrantfordPolice on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Citizens on Patrol 

The Brantford Police Service Citizens on Patrol (COP) program is recruiting community members who want to get involved to help make a positive difference in their community.

Citizen on Patrol volunteers are goodwill ambassadors whose main purpose is to observe and report any suspicious behaviour. By promoting community safety, the Citizens on Patrol volunteers provide a visible presence while fostering partnerships with police, local businesses, and residents to identify and expand opportunities to deter criminal activity and reduce crime. 

Volunteers will receive comprehensive training provided by officers of the Brantford Police Service and will be provided a uniform to wear while on patrol. 

Activities include vehicle patrols, foot patrols, and attending public events to represent the unit and promote community involvement.

The mission of the COP Unit is to be non-intrusive, trained civilian eyes and ears of the Brantford Police Service to contribute to the overall safety and wellness of Brantford.

This program does not promote, require, or ask for any involvement of members in the apprehension of criminals. The sole purpose of this unit is strictly to observe and report suspicious behaviour.

We are looking for mature, community-minded adults who represent a wide-range of ages, occupations, and reason for participating. Security checks will be completed before selection of the participants and valid photo identification is also required.

Members from the community are invited to submit applications to join this volunteer program. More information about the program and online applications can be found at www.bpscitizensonpatrol.ca 



CRIME BRIEF: November 3, 2022

Nov 3, 2022

Type:                 Assault, Robbery
Incident:       22-44971
Location:     North Park Street
 
On Wednesday, October 31, 2022, at approximately 9:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report regarding an assault and robbery that had occurred in the North Park Street and Fairview Drive area involving several youths.

It was reported that a confrontation occurred between two groups of youths, with a 16-year-old male victim sustaining physical injuries after a robbery and assault.
 
Officers attended the scene where they located and arrested the two accused youth.

Search incident to arrest determined each of the accused were in possession of concealed knives.

At the time of this offence, one of the accused was determined to be in violation of an undertaking.

As a result, a 15-year-old youth stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault with a weapon 
  • Robbery 
  • Assault causing bodily harm 
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Carrying a concealed weapon 
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
Breach of undertaking 

Additionally, a 16-year-old youth stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault with a weapon 
  • Robbery 
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Carrying a concealed weapon 

BPS charge 41-year-old man with two pharmacy armed robberies

Oct 31, 2022

22-44521 / 22-43097

A 41-year-old Brantford man is facing numerous charges in relation to two separate pharmacy armed robberies that occurred this month.

Detectives with the Brantford Police Service continued to investigate an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at approximately 7:00 P.M., at a pharmacy located at Grey Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

A report was received to advise that a man, with his face concealed, entered the pharmacy, brandished a gun, and demanded prescription drugs. Once the man obtained a quantity of drugs, he then fled on foot.

The employee did not receive any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
 
On Friday, October 28, 2022, at approximately 4:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an armed robbery at a pharmacy located at Colborne Street near James Street.

It was reported that a man, who was concealing his face, entered the pharmacy where he then allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded prescription drugs.

The accused fled the scene on foot with a quantity of prescription drugs. 

The employee did not sustain any physical injuries.

Officers located the accused nearby and arrested him for both incidents. 

Search incident to arrest located a loaded, unauthorized handgun and prohibited magazine in possession of the accused.

As a result of the investigation, Kevin COUTURE, 41, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Robbery x2
  • Use Firearm in Commission of an Offence x2
  • Careless Use of Firearm x2
  • Pointing a Firearm x2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized 
  • Disguise with Intent x2
  • Carry Concealed Weapon x2
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device 
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition 

The accused was held for bail.

CRIME BRIEF: October 31, 2022

Oct 31, 2022

Type:             Assault
Incident:      22-11755
Location:     Wilkes Street
 
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call for service regarding an assault in the area of Wilkes Street.

Officers attended and located the victim, a 30-year-old man, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accused was arrested a short distance away and was found to be in violation of a valid release order.

While being processed at the Brantford Police Service, the accused is reported to have kicked a police officer. 

As a result of this investigation, a 30-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault a Peace Officer 
  • Assault 
  • Failure To Comply with Undertaking (Police Release) 
 
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:             Impaired
Incident:      22-44725
Location:     Veterans Memorial Parkway / Gilkison Street
 
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, at approximately 5:15 A.M., an off-duty police officer observed a possible impaired driver travelling eastbound on Veterans Memorial Parkway, erratically and at a low rate of speed. On-duty officers were notified and dispatched to attend.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment, and the accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Both samples provided were three times the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operation while Impaired - Blood alcohol concentration
 
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.


 
Type:             Robbery
Incident:      22-44582
Location:     Icomm Drive
 
On Friday, October 28, 2022, at approximately 10:45 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to an Icomm Drive parking lot after receiving a report of a robbery.
 
Investigation revealed that the victim was returning to his parked motor vehicle when he allegedly observed the accused rummaging through his belongings.
 
It was reported that a confrontation occurred, which escalated with the accused attempting to stab the victim. The victim was able to gain control of the situation and call 911 for assistance.
 
Officers attended and the accused was arrested. 
 
The victim sustained minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. 
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was bound by a valid probation order. 
 
As a result, a 41-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Robbery
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Attempt Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Breach of Probation
 
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:             Theft
Incident:      22-44534
Location:     Colborne Street
 
On Friday October 28, 2022, at approximately 5:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to advise of a theft that had occurred at a convenience store located at Colborne Street and Peel Street.
 
A report was received to indicate that a woman allegedly had her wallet stolen by another woman who then left on foot. 
 
Through investigation officers located the accused nearby. The accused was found to be in possession of the wallet, which was returned to the rightful owner.
 
As a result, a 35-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with one count of Theft Under $5,000, contrary to the Criminal Code.

BPS seeking witnesses of motorcycle collision

Oct 30, 2022

22-44693

October 30, 2022

The Brantford Police Service is seeking witness information from anyone who witnessed a serious motorcycle collision.

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, at approximately 8:00 pm, a motor vehicle collision occurred in the area of Colborne Street and Johnson Road.  A motorcycle collided with a passenger car; resulting in life threatening injuries to the motorcycle driver.

The Brantford Police Service is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed this collision.

Any witnesses or anyone with information or video footage of the collision is asked to contact Constable Kris REID at 519-756-0113 ext. 2228. 

CRIME BRIEF: October 28, 2022

Oct 28, 2022

Type:             Impaired
Incident:      22-44418
Location:     Blackburn Drive

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at approximately 10:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a possible impaired driver in the area of Blackburn Drive and the Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

Officers observed a man who appeared to be asleep occupying the driver’s seat of the vehicle which was stopped in a live lane of traffic.
After several attempts, officers were able to wake the accused and observed signs of impairment.

The accused was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The accused refused to provide samples.

Further investigation revealed the accused was determined to be suspended from driving. 

As a result, the accused, a 32-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.
 


Type:             Weapons
Incident:      22-44382
Location:     Icomm Drive

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at approximately 4:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the Brant Crossing Skate Park, located on Icomm Drive, after receiving a report of an armed man.

Officers attended and located the accused, who was arrested without incident.

Investigation determined that the accused had fired a pellet gun at the location while several children were using the skate park. No injuries were reported.

Search incident to arrest located the pellet gun, which was seized by police.

As a result, a 28-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code 


Type:             Theft
Incident:      22-44335
Location:     Erie Avenue

On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at approximately 9:50 A.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call related to a suspicious person and theft in the area of Erie Avenue and Allenby Avenue.

Police received information from a citizen that his motor vehicle had been broken into and his wallet stolen. Attached to the victim's wallet was an AirTag tracking device which enabled the victim to provide a current location of his belongings to police. 

Officers attended a location on Ontario Street, where they identified and located the accused. 

After being advised he was under arrest, the accused fled on foot. A short foot pursuit occurred. When officers caught the accused, he then resisted arrest. 

Search incident to arrest located the victim’s wallet in the accused’s possession. The accused was also found in possession of break-in instruments. 

As a result, a 30-year-old man from Waterford stands charged with the following:
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5,000
  • Mischief
  • Resist Arrest
  • Escape Lawful Custody
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:             Impaired
Incident:      22-44221
Location:     Park Road North 

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at approximately 11:45 A.M., police were dispatched to attend the area of Dunsdon Street and Park Road North after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver. 

An alert citizen called 911 to report that they observed a vehicle driving erratically.

Officers attended and located the vehicle travelling eastbound on Dunsdon Street near Wayne Gretzky Parkway. A traffic stop was initiated.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and the accused was arrested and transported to complete a drug recognition evaluation.

The evaluation found the accused to be impaired by drugs.
  
As a result, a 23-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance contrary to the Criminal Code.

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.

CRIME BRIEF: October 25, 2022

Oct 25, 2022

Type:              Break and Enter
Incident:       22-43960
Location:      Rose Avenue

On Monday, October 24, 2022, at approximately 8:15 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call of a break and enter in progress at a Rose Avenue residence. 

Officers attended and located the accused, who had gained entry to the residence. 

The accused was arrested and held for bail.

As a result, a 53-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with in the residence for break and enter with intent to commit theft, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 

 
Type:                  Impaired
Incident:       22-43718
Location:     Stanley Street

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at approximately 1:30 A.M., a traffic stop occurred in the area of Stanley Street and Dalhousie Street in an effort to confirm sobriety of the driver.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and roadside breath testing was conducted. The accused failed the testing, was arrested, and transported to provide additional samples of breath as required by law.

After several attempts, the accused failed to provide suitable samples of breath.

As a result, a 51-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Failure Or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to the Criminal Code
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.
 

 
Type:                 Assault
Incident:       22-43563
Location:     Market Street

On Saturday October 22, 2022, at approximately 12:15 A.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an assault in the area of Market Street.

A report was received to advise a man leaving a Market Street establishment was allegedly confronted and assaulted by another man. The accused and the victim were known to each other.

The 23-year-old victim suffered minor physical injuries and declined medical attention.

As a result, the accused, a 27-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                Impaired
Incident:        22-43115
Location:       Mount Pleasant Road

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at approximately 10:15 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a location on Mount Pleasant Road, after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

A concerned citizen called 911 to advise a vehicle had been parked on the street outside a residence, running, for an extended length of time.

Officers attended and located the vehicle, which was found running with a lone man occupying the driver’s seat. The man appeared to be sleeping.

Officers were able to awaken the man and in speaking with the accused, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples were twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 27-year-old man from Delhi stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Impaired Operation 
  • Impaired Operation- Plus 80 

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.

Officers seek public assistance to locate discarded items linked to ongoing homicide investigation

Oct 25, 2022

Inc. # 22-43609 - UPDATE

Investigators with the Branford Police Service are asking members of the public to contact police if items associated to a recent homicide investigation, believed to be discarded, are located.

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service became involved in a homicide investigation in the area of Cayuga Street.

The accused departed the area of Superior Street and Cayuga Street on foot and was later arrested in the area of Park Road and Chatham Street.

It is believed that the accused may have travelled along the Shallow Creek Trail and Glebe Farm Trail areas.

From the scene to the place of arrest, officers believe that the accused discarded the following items, which have yet to be retrieved (see photos below):
  • Coat: dark-coloured, with a hood and a camouflage-style pattern on the rear
  • Sweatshirt: light-coloured, checkered, zippered sweatshirt with a hood
  • Hat: black baseball hat / beanie style headwear

Image: suspect photo

    

Image: suspect photo

   
Residents who live in the nearby area are asked to review their property and contact police if any of the discarded items are located. 

Should items be located, members of the public are reminded to not touch the items and to contact police at 519-756-7050.

Additionally, anyone who may have information, or video footage from the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 

 
UPDATE - October 22, 2022
 
ARRESTED: The Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public. Based on a tip from an alert citizen, the suspect in the active homicide has now been apprehended.
 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
 
Investigators with the Branford Police Service are actively investigating a homicide and are advising the public of a wanted suspect.

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service became involved in a homicide investigation in the area of Cayuga Street, Brantford.

Officers attended and located a male victim who had sustained a stab wound.  

The victim was transported to hospital where despite receiving life-saving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries.

Police are actively seeking a male suspect, Nicholas CRAIG, 20-years-of-age, who fled the scene on foot.

CRAIG is wanted for 2nd Degree Murder and was last observed in the Eagle Place area of Brantford at approximately 9:30 a.m. 

CRAIG was last observed wearing a Burberry style jacket, with a zip-up black Louis Vuitton brand shirt underneath, Nike track pants, and red Nike shoes.  

There is a heavy police presence in the area while we continue to search for the suspect.  

The victim and suspect were known to each other.  

If members of the public observe the suspect, do not approach, but call 911.

Anyone who may have information, or video footage from the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at519-756-7050.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

Additional Arrest in Brayden Ferrall Homicide Investigation

Oct 21, 2022

Inc # 22-6841 - UPDATE

The Brantford Police Service continue to investigate the homicide of Brayden Ferrall and have arrested a man in relation to the investigation.
 
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, detectives with the Brantford Police Service charged 28-year-old Baron BRADING-SEARLES of Brantford, with accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the homicide of Brayden Ferrall. The accused was held for bail.

The Brantford Police Service, Major Crime Unit continue to investigate this matter as a homicide. At this time, police are unable to release further details surrounding the nature of the homicide and the investigative process as this is an active and on-going homicide investigation. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. 

The Brantford Police Service continues to ensure that Brayden’s family receives the support they require during this difficult time. We would like to thank the public for their demonstrations of support during this investigation. 

Investigators are encouraging members of the public to come forward with any information that they may have in relation to this investigation. Please contact police by using the dedicated tip-line: 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca

Anonymous information can also be provided to the Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/


Inc # 22-6841 - UPDATE
June 13, 2022

The Brantford Police Service continue to investigate the homicide of Brayden Ferrall and have arrested a female in relation to the investigation.
 
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, detectives with the Brantford Police Service charged 26-year-old Kathleen Bacon of Brantford, with accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the homicide of Brayden Ferrall.

The Brantford Police Service, Major Crime Unit continue to investigate this matter as a homicide. At this time, police are unable to release further details surrounding the nature of the homicide and the investigative process as this is an active and on-going homicide investigation. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. 

The Brantford Police Service continues to ensure that Brayden’s family receives the support they require during this difficult time. We would like to thank the public for their demonstrations of support during this investigation. 

Investigators are encouraging members of the public to come forward with any information that they may have in relation to this investigation. Please contact police by using the dedicated tip-line: 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca

Anonymous information can also be provided to the Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/


May 11, 2022

Detectives with the Brantford Police Service are now investigating the disappearance of Brayden Ferrall as a homicide after receiving confirmation from the Office of the Coroner that a body located in the County of Brant on May 3, 2022, is that of missing person, Brayden Ferrall.   

On May 3, 2022, the Brantford Police Service became aware of a discovery of a deceased person in the area of Campbell Road and Old Onondaga Road East in the County of Brant. 

At the time of the discovery, police were unable to positively identify the deceased or determine the cause of death prior to the completion of a post- mortem examination. Detectives with the Brantford Police Service assisted the Ontario Provincial Police with the death investigation.  

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, the Office of the Coroner identified the body to be that of Brayden Ferrall. The results of the post-mortem indicated that Ferrall was the victim of a homicide.

The Brantford Police Service is working closely with Brayden’s family to provide them with support during this difficult time. 

"During the missing person investigation, we have seen an outpouring of concern from many of Brayden’s friends and would like to remind those who may need assistance to contact Victim Services of Brant, as they can provide immediate support,” said Detective Constable Torek of the Brantford Police Service.

Ferrall had previously been reported as missing to the Brantford police in February 2022, after he failed to return home as expected.  Ferrall was last seen by friends on February 18, 2022.

The missing person case was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section, and on March 28, 2022, police announced that they suspected foul play in Ferrall’s disappearance.

The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this homicide. As this is an active and on-going investigation, police are not able to release details surrounding the nature of the homicide. This is not believed to be a random incident.

Detectives are again appealing to members of the public to come forward with any information they may have relating to this investigation.  Please contact police by using the dedicated tip-line: 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca

Anonymous information can also be provided to Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.  Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/  

Victim Services of Brant can be contacted by visiting their website at: https://victimservicesbrant.on.ca/

 

 

Image: photo - missing person

 
 
Inc # 22-6841
March 28, 2022
 
Investigators suspect foul play in the continued search for missing person Brayden FERRALL

Detectives with the Brantford Police Service continue to actively investigate the disappearance of 22-year-old Brayden FERRALL.
 
On February 22, 2022, Brayden was reported as missing to the Brantford Police Service after not being seen or heard from for several days. This behaviour was reported by friends and family to be out of character for Brayden.
 
Described as a 22-year-old Caucasian male, 5’10”, 175lbs, medium build with short brown hair and a trimmed beard, Brayden was last seen wearing a black winter jacket with fur around the hood.
 
Since the date FERRALL was last seen, police have requested the assistance of the public through various media outlets on several occasions.  Additionally, a dedicated tip-line was established for members of the community to reach out to police with any information.
 
Police have received multiple phone calls and Crime Stoppers tips and wish to thank those members of the public who have come forward and spoken to officers.  Detectives continue to encourage anyone who may have information to share it with investigators.
 
A police liaison has been in regular contact with Brayden’s family, sharing updates on the investigation and will continue to offer any available support during this time. 
 
Since the time he was last seen, police have interviewed known associates and friends.  Additionally, multiple canvasses have been conducted in an effort to obtain any information or video that may be available to assist in locating Brayden.
 
It has been just over six weeks now since Brayden has been missing and police continue to have a dedicated detective team assigned to the investigation.  Due to the circumstances surrounding Brayden’s disappearance and the information learned to date, police are suspecting that foul play is involved. Detectives from the Brantford Police Services Major Crimes Unit are leading this investigation.
 
The lead investigator, Detective Constable Torek believes there is someone out there who has information that is vital to the investigation. "If you know something, regardless of how minor you think it is to the investigation, we need you to come forward and report it to police,”stated Det./Cst. Torek.
 
The Brantford Police Service is encouraging anyone who has any information to contact police by using the dedicated tip-line: 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca
 
Anonymous information can also be provided to Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.  Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/  
 
The Brantford Police Service is appreciative of the information that has been received from the public and remain dedicated to the search for Brayden.
 
As this investigation is active and ongoing, additional updates will be provided as available.

 


 
March 10, 2022 

The Brantford Police Service are conducting continued efforts to locate missing person, Brayden Ferrall.  

Brayden Ferrall has been missing for approximately three weeks and there are concerns for his safety.  Family and friends have advised that this type of behaviour is out of character for Brayden.

Brayden is described as a 22-year-old Caucasian male, 5’10”, 175lbs, medium build with short brown hair and a trimmed beard.  Brayden was last seen wearing a black winter jacket with fur around the hood.

Brayden Ferrall is known to frequent the Eagle Place area in Brantford.

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance and is asking for anyone with knowledge of Brayden Ferrall’s whereabouts to contact Det/Cst. Torek of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2272.  

Additionally, dedicated tip line has been set up to receive information: 519-756-7050 ext. 2800 or FerrallMissingPerson@police.brantford.on.ca

Anonymous information can be provided to Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.  Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
February 23, 2022

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 22-year-old male, Brayden FERRALL.

Brayden was last seen on February 18, 2022, and is described as male, Caucasian, 5’10”, 175 lbs., medium build with short brown hair.

Brayden is known to frequent the Eagle Place area and does not own a vehicle. Family and friends have advised that this type of behaviour is out of character for Brayden. Police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard from Brayden since he was last in contact with those close to him.

Anyone with knowledge of Brayden’s whereabouts is asked to please contact Detective Justin Torek of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2272. Anonymous information can be provided to Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


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