Boston Police report that officers responding to a report of a large fight on the fourth floor of the Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square late Friday arrested a Roxbury man packing a loaded gun and a Dorchester man carrying a large kitchen knife nowhere near a kitchen.
It's the latest spot of trouble for the Beacon Street hotel, whose officials promised the Boston Licensing Board last September they were cleaning up their reputation as a place for miscreants, often underage, to book rooms, then hold loud parties.
According to police, officers responded to the hotel around 11:55 p.m. for a report of a "large fight" outside a party in a fourth-floor guest room:
Officers ran up to the 4th floor and noticed males standing in the area by the elevator. Upon recognizing the officers, suspect #1 quickly turned and walked past the officers, while tightly clutching his waistband with both hands. After a brief chase through the hallways, followed by an intense struggle, officers apprehended the suspect. Officers recovered a .44 Magnum firearm.
Jimmy Carl Stokes, 22, of Roxbury, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and resisting arrest.
When officers noticed a second man with an open bottle of liquor hanging out of his pocket, they stopped him for a chat - and ultimately discovered he was in possession of a large kitchen knife, a green leafy substance and a large mount of currency.
That man, Jordan Kimor, 20, of Dorchester, was charged with unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and being a minor in possession of alcohol.