Police arrest two with weapons after fight at Hotel Buckminster

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.

Innocent, etc.

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Back in the day, (late 60's)

the late, lamented Hotel Vendome had SUITES available starting at $30. Sixteen foot ceilings, chandeliers and marble fireplaces. Amazing. BC students unwilling to live with "parietal hours" administered by Jesuits would party there. Over time, the Mods and changing mores eliminated the need to head east to drink. I'm guessing that the Buckminster is filling a different need.

Bands used to rehearse there

In the late 80s/early 90s the Buckminster was a rehearsal space for bands. I used to know bands that rehearsed and hung out there. Aside from a few of the usual "musician indulgences", I never recall anything so untoward happening that police had to come. The interesting thing is, that at the same time bands were rehearsing there, there were people living on other floors. I don't know how they could stand it, the bands were loud enough that you could hear them from the street. But everyone seemed to peacefully co-exist. At least for a while.

A kitchen knife?

Seriously, buddy? A kitchen knife? Let's even presume 'carving,' not 'butter' -- this is the best you can do?

Listen - and I come from a place of love here - if you're rooting around for trouble, or just expecting to be within puking distance of it, drop some scratch on a respectable weapon; not some army-navy-store crap or something blingy from a York Beach tourist-shop window, but a serious knife, maybe from Gerber, with a non-plastic grip, a blade that'll hold an edge, some heft, some gravitas, and an effing sheath (you don't wanna be poking your naughty bits while spittin' the ladies, know what I'm saying'?). It's not like they aren't, I dunno, EVERYWHERE. A kitchen knife just screams 'I don't care.' (It also screams 'laugh at me, snap my arm and steal my weed, dude.')

I suppose, on the other hand, someone's gotta be fodder in the zombie apocalypse, and the mighty mighty kitchen-knife wielders will be in the front line. Drunk and high, so it won't hurt so much, probably.

And Suspect No. 1, if you're going to tote around a lump of metal heavy enough to send .44-caliber lead down range at high velocity, don't tuck it in your waistband. What, you can't shoplift a holster? You want that hammer catching in the waistband while you're drawing down?

I swear to God, there's more true stupid than true evil in the world. Helps the arrest stats, though.

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