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Gresham Police Arrest Suspect in Deadly Hit and Run Incident - 08/05/22

Gresham, Ore.—On Wednesday, August 3, Gresham Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist deceased in an alley behind 2208 SE 182nd Avenue, which was discovered by a security guard. Officers responded to the location and confirmed that the victim was deceased at the scene.

Members of the Vehicular Crimes Team (VCT) and the Major Crimes Team (MCT) along with crime scene investigators responded to take over the investigation. A review of surveillance video from the area helped investigators develop information on a suspect vehicle, which lead them to a suspect. Detectives and tactical team members served a search warrant at the suspect’s house and arrested 52-year-old Donald Troy Bighaus and located the vehicle used in the hit-and-run which was seized as evidence. As a result of the investigation, Mr. Bighaus was arrested for Murder in the Second Degree and felony Hit-and-Run, and he was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Identification of the adult male victim is pending family notification. If you have information about this incident, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719 or toll-free at 1-888-989-3505.

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Suspect in Serious Injury Hit and Run Indicted by Grand Jury - 08/05/22

Gresham, Ore.—On Monday, July 18, at around 8:00pm, Gresham Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian with serious injuries. Responding officers located the victim, 62-year-old Rennette Harris of Portland, lying in the street, and she was taken to a trauma hospital for treatment. 

Detectives and crime scene investigators were called to the scene and after interviewing witnesses and viewing area surveillance video, they identified a suspect vehicle which was located unoccupied a short distance away that night. Investigators were able to develop suspect information based on interviews and evidence and on August 1, the East Metro SWAT team served a search warrant a short distance away from where the incident occurred and arrested 57-year-old Kelvin Millage, of Gresham. Today, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Mr. Millage on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and felony Hit-and-Run. The victim, Mrs. Harris, remains hospitalized with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. 

If you have additional information about this incident and have not yet talked with investigators, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719 or toll-free at 1-888-989-3505. 
 

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