SEE: Portland Mercury Article: “Hate Crime Reported in SE
KOIN report: Authorities Looking for Suspects in Beating of Gay Man

Portland Police alert sent out Dec. 2.:The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in solving an assault and possible hate crime.

Just after midnight on Monday November 1, 2010, a man was assaulted near the pedestrian overpass located at Southeast 16th Avenue and Brooklyn Street. The victim was severely beaten and sustained serious head and abdominal injuries and was left unconscious on the train tracks just below the overpass.

After an interview with the victim, detectives believe that the assault was likely due to the suspect’s perception of the sexual orientation of the victim.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to late 20s. He is approximately 6’1″ in height with a muscular build. He had short blonde hair and a light beard. He also had a light complexion and his face was freckled. The suspect was riding a bicycle and was accompanied by another male also on a bicycle.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is available for viewing at

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).