OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Matthew GORRIE Arrested – Meth A Factor

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a London area resident with several criminal offences following an investigation on February 20th, 2024. 

Just after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, a Huron County OPP officer was off duty in the Municipality of South Huron, Exeter when they received information of a shoplifting incident that just occurred at a business located on Thames Road East in Exeter. The officer followed the suspect a short distance outside and advised the suspect that they were a police officer and produced their police badge. The suspect resisted arrest and was quickly subdued by the officer. Additional officers arrived shortly after and secured the suspect.

The accused was then transported to the Huron OPP detachment for processing. The stolen items valued at over $750 were recovered.

Matthew GORRIE, 33 years of age from no fixed address in the London area has been charged with:

–      Theft Under $5,000,

–      Resist Peace Officer,

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.

The accused was held for a bail hearing, and later remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich