Police Blotter, Week of May 1, 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.

Standard beating
Police arrested Niklas Bergstrom, 41, early on Sat., April 26, after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend in their room at the Standard Hotel.

Officers responded to a call from the 848 Washington St. hotel — known for its achitectural straddling of the High Line — around 2:30 a.m. They reportedly found Bergstrom and the girlfriend (whose name and age were not released) still inside the room, both bloodied. The couple were visiting from Sweden, according to a police source.

The girlfriend, who was wearing only a towel, had blood on her mouth and teeth and scratch marks on her arm, and claimed that Bergstrom hit her and tried to suffocate her with a pillow, police said. Bergstrom also had a small cut on his left hand, which officers believed may

have been caused by striking the woman, according the report filed with the Manhattan district attorney.

Bergstrom was charged with two counts of assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment.

Just a few sips?
Police arrested Brian Gonzalez, 29, after they said he drove drunk through the West Village early on Thurs., April 24.

Gonzalez, driving north on Greenwich St. in a 2010 Mercedes-Benz, was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. after he blew through the stop sign at Gansevoort St., police said. He reportedly smelled of alcohol and couldn’t hide his watery and bloodshot eyes, eventually admitting to the officers that he “had a few sips of my girlfriend’s drink.”

Cops said Gonzalez, who has a prior D.W.I. conviction, was also reportedly driving with a suspended license. And although Gonzalez refused to take breath tests at the scene or back at the precinct, he was slapped with felony charges for both D.W.I. and the suspended license.

Basement burglar
Michael Davila, 25, was arrested early on April 25 after allegedly breaking into a vacant basement near Sheridan Square.

A witness told officers he spotted Davila pulling on the cellar doors of 51 Grove St. — formerly Betel, an upscale Thai restaurant that closed down in September — around 2:15 a.m. After several tries, the would-be burglar was reportedly able to yank open the doors and walk inside. But the witness had, by that point, already called police to report the incident.

Officers soon found Davila inside the basement, which is currently under construction — rumors on foodie blogs state that a different restaurant could be opening up soon — and the red-handed perpetrator claimed that he was there to “take scrap metal,” according to the police report. But he reportedly had no such permission, and was charged with burglary.

Marked-up mailbox
Police arrested Yevgeniy Volkov, 25, after he allegedly tagged a mailbox in the Meatpacking District with graffiti early on April 23.

Cops said they spotted Volkov by the green U.S. Postal Service box — the color of which, according to a U.S.P.S. rep quoted in a Gothamist article, designates it’s for “official postal use only” — around 1:30 a.m., with a white pen in hand. The alleged vandal may not exactly have been an expert, because the officers, in their report, declared his tag on the official box to be “illegible.”

Volkov also failed when it came to footwork, since he reportedly tried to flee the scene but was quickly chased down by the arresting officers. He was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti, possession of graffiti instruments and resisting arrest.

Card collar
Jose Galvez, 23, was arrested early on April 25 after allegedly clogging up a West Village subway station while toting a stolen credit card.

Officers said they saw Galvez blocking a turnstile at the W. Fourth St. station around 1 a.m., preventing some transit riders from entering and exiting, while also asking passersby for a free MetroCard swipe. When they subsequently stopped and searched him, police found the credit card — which belongs to a woman and had previously been reported stolen — in his pocket.

Galvez was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

—  Sam Spokony