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Anti-gay slurs lead to arrest in Sunday bias crime

Portland police have arrested a man for Sunday bias crime.

Dillan Joseph Cashman, 21, is charged with second-degree intimidation and fourth-degree assault. He has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

According to police, at 4:48 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in Lovejoy Park, located in the 200 block of Southwest Harrison Street. After they arrived, the officers spoke with Andrew Dempsey-Gluth, 30, who told them that he was walking through the park with another male and that they had their arms wrapped around each other as they walked. Dempsey-Gluth said they were approached by two males, one of which began insulting them with anti-gay slurs.

Dempsey-Gluth and his friend left the area, but Dempsey-Gluth later returned to contact the man who was using anti-gay slurs. Dempsey-Gluth saw the suspect on a balcony next to the park, and told him that were out of line. Cashman left the apartment, came out to the park, and assaulted the victim.

After being called by Dempsey-Gluth, police arrested Cashman in his apartment.

Anyone with additional information about this case or other bias crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Warren at 503-823-3761, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.