News Release – March 30 – April 1, 2024

Update to Drowning at Centeen Park

Police continue to receive questions regarding the drowning of a male in the St. Lawrence River, at Centeen Park, early yesterday, April 1st. Police can confirm the deceased male was 39-year-old, Jeffrey Greer, of Brockville. He fell into the frigid water while walking along the barrier wall along the parks water front. Please give the family privacy at this time.

It is important to highlight that this incident remains a Coroner’s investigation. Foul play is not suspected in this unfortunate incident.  


Suicidal Male with a Knife at McDonald’s

On April 1, 2024, at about 4:45pm, police received a report of a 36-year-old, male, at the McDonald’s restaurant on Parkedale Avenue, with a suicide note. Officers attended to check on the well-being of the male. Officers made a lengthy attempt to speak to the male and convince him to peacefully leave and attend the hospital receive assistance from a doctor. These attempts were not successful as the subject then pulled a large knife from his waistband and attempted to stab himself. Officers quickly reacted and deployed their conductive energy weapon (TASER) to gain control of the male so he could not cause serious harm to himself or anyone else. Once control was gained, he was apprehended and taken to the Brockville General Hospital to receive treatment regarding his mental health. No one was seriously injured in this incident. The officers’ actions, ensuring everyone’s safety regarding this dangerous situation, should be commended.    


Male Arrested for Discharging Bear Spray During Altercation

On March 30, 2024, at about 11:00am, police received a call to an apartment building on Kyle Court, in response to altercation where bear spray was deployed. Officers responded and investigation revealed that 25-year-old, male, had attended one of the units in the building to retrieve some property. An altercation quickly ensued between the 25-year-old and the resident of the unit. The 25-year-old, subject had a canister of bear spray and during the altercation it was discharged in the hallway of the building. The male subject was arrested and Brockville Fire Department attended to assist with decontaminating the building. The subject was known to be on probation with conditions to abide by. He was held in custody for a bail hearing for the offences of four counts of fail to comply with probation, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and mischief under $5,000.00. Any injuries in this incident can be described as non-life-threatening.