Police Blotter, Week of March 27, 2014

A screen grab from a surveillance video provided by police, showing the alleged attempted-rape suspect inside the E. Sixth St. building on Dec. 28.

Girl gone wild
Katherine Martinez, 25, viciously attacked two male cops near Union Square early on Sun., March 23, forcing them to call for backup to subdue her, police said.

The officers said they were trying to stop Martinez following a previous incident in order to see her ID, and approached her near the corner of E. 13th St. and University Place around 1:30 a.m. Martinez reportedly responded by telling one of them, “Suck my d—,” and when he continued to approach and reached to stop her, she bit his left arm, leaving a gash. The wild woman then scratched the stunned officer’s face and kicked him in the chest, after which she also kicked the other officer, who had attempted to intervene, police said.

After the two cops radioed for assistance and got a car full of help, Martinez was eventually restrained, although she reportedly continued to flail against the officers. Both hurt cops were later briefly hospitalized and treated for minor injuries, police said. Interestingly, though, Martinez wasn’t charged with any felonies for assaulting a police officer. Instead, she was charged with misdemeanor assault, aggravated harassment and resisting arrest.

Booze bust
Juan Molina and Alexander Nash, both 22, were arrested early on March 20 after they botched a bar booze burglary, police said.

The two alleged crooks busted in through the side delivery door at the Slaughtered Lamb Pub, at 182 W. Fourth St., around 3:30 a.m., but immediately set off the building’s security alarm, according to cops. They reportedly tried to carry out the crime anyway — packing a bottle of Absolut vodka, two bottles of Peroni beer and a bottle of Red Stripe into a bag before turning to run. But police responding to the alarm cut off the exit and quickly apprehended them.

Molina and Nash were both charged with burglary.

Park pepper spray
Police arrested Shashank Nayyar, 23, on March 20 after he allegedly pepper-sprayed a man during a dispute just outside Washington Square Park.

The victim, 32, said they got into an argument near the south side of the park around 5:15 p.m., after which Nayyar reportedly whipped out the small canister and sprayed the other man on his mouth and cheek, leaving him with swelling and burning pain. Officers nearby noticed the commotion after the victim went down, and were able to nab Nayyar before he could flee the scene.

He was charged with misdemeanor assault, unlawful possession of noxious material and harassment.

Meatpacking karate
Basel Khabaz, 20, was arrested early on Sat., March 22, after he kicked out the window of a Meatpacking District nightclub, police said.

Witnesses said Khabaz was in the middle of an argument with his friends outside the VIP Room, at 409 W. 13th St., around 3:30 a.m. when he flipped his lid. The fuming man reportedly spun around and shattered the club’s front glass with a single kick, sending shards flying but causing no injuries, police said.

Khabaz was charged with criminal mischief.

Ouch! Torture freak guilty
The Village resident and ex-Stuyvesant High School librarian charged with planning to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and girls was convicted in federal court on March 14.

Robert Christopher Asch, 62, who was arrested by the F.B.I. last April at his apartment in the St. Germain, at Greenwich Ave. and W. 10th St., was found guilty along with an Internet co-conspirator, Michael Van Hise, 23, of New Jersey. The pair had plotted to attack members of Van Hise’s family, according to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and Asch was separately convicted of targeting a different woman, who was in fact an undercover F.B.I. agent.

Asch had reportedly studied a gruesome video called “Pain 35” — which showed two nearly naked women being tortured with various disturbing implements — as part of his preparation for the scheme, investigators previously said.

The ex-librarian originally was exposed as part of the federal investigation into former New York Police Officer Gilberto Valle, a.k.a. the “Cannibal Cop,” who was convicted last March of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women.

Lawyers for Asch and Van Hise reportedly vowed to appeal their convictions, claiming, as they have all along, that their clients were only engaging in violent, pornographic fantasies.

—  Sam Spokony