Bias attacks in Portland under investigation

Bias attacks in Portland under investigation

Bias attacks in Portland under investigation

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by David Krough and KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:47 PM

PORTLAND – Crime Stoppers offered a reward for helping to solve two bias attacks in Portland.

In May, several suspects attacked 23 year-old Brad Forkner and 25 year-old Christopher Rosevear on the Eastbank Esplanade.

Forkner and Rosevear said they were holding hands when several men following them were talking, laughing and pointing, according to police. The suspects attacked the two men and Forkner was able to break away and call 9-1-1.

The suspects were described as white males in their 20s and all about 5-foot 11 inches tall, with short, dark hair. One was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, another was wearing a white or cream hooded sweatshirt and a third was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt.

The victim said he thought the suspects spoke in an Eastern European language.

On Monday November 1, 2010, police said 49-year-old Timothy McCubbin was assaulted near the pedestrian overpass located at Southeast 16th Avenue and Brooklyn Street.

McCubbin sustained serious head and abdominal injuries and was left unconscious on the train tracks just below the overpass. Detectives think the assault was due to the suspect's perception of his sexual orientation.

That suspect was described as white, in his early to late 20s, about 6-foot 1 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 man on a bike, police said.

Crime Stoppers offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information 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 http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip.

 

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