A man has repeatedly stolen thousands of dollars in shoes from the Nike Factory Store in northeast Portland and sold them on the streets to support his drug use, court documents show.
Kelvin Torain Millage, 52, was arraigned Thursday for theft, conspiracy to commit theft and possession of heroin.
He was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation for the theft of Nike shoes.
Surveillance video showed Millage stole $ 350 worth of shoes on March 27, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The affidavit indicates that Millage was known to the police. After being contacted by agents, according to court documents, Millage admitted to being involved in four different thefts from the northeast store on Boulevard Martin Luther King Jr.
Millage said other people were involved in the thefts with him, according to a probable cause affidavit, but that he would only come and go with them and was only with them to commit the flights. The other suspects have not been identified.
Other thefts included $ 1,200 in shoes on April 3, $ 1,500 in shoes on April 4 and $ 2,425 in shoes on May 6, according to court documents.
The probable cause affidavit states that Millage said he was a drug addict and estimated that he stole 20 pairs of shoes and sold them to people on the streets for $ 800 to buy drugs.
Police said he was carrying three packets of heroin and a pipe containing drug residue when he was arrested.
Millage is due to return to court on May 26. Court documents say he also has names such as Kevin Millage and Anthony White.
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