Boston Police report busting up a grand old time at the Ritz-Carlton early this morning and arresting four young gentlemen on a variety of charges. Officers declined the party-giver's request to leave, now, and grimly carried on despite one party-goer's warning they would face the wrath of his connections, police say.
Police say officers responded to the downtown hotel around 3 a.m., on the request of hotel security, who said they were unable to quell the party:
While making their way towards the room, officers observed several individuals in possession of alcoholic beverages exiting the location. Once in front of the room, officers looked inside and observed approximately 25 – 30 people making noise and consuming alcohol inside the room. Upon entering the location, officers asked to speak to the legal tenants. When nobody took responsibility for the party, officers began turning the lights on and off while, at the same time, instructing everyone to leave the location. For a short time, most of the party-goers flat out ignored the officers and the legal instructions that had been given. Finally, one of the party-goers, stating that he was the legal tenant, approached the officers and told them that they were no longer welcome inside his place and that they – they being the officers – needed to leave.
Sultan Alhokair, 22, of Boston, was put under arrest and charged with being the keeper of a disorderly house and resisting arrest. Angelos Markakis, 22, of New York, was then cuffed and charged with resisting arrest and witness intimidation when he tried to block Alhokair's arrest, police say, adding Markakis warned:
You have no idea who you are messing with. You are going to be in big trouble. I have friends who will take care of you.
Abdul Alathim, 21, was also arrested on a charge of resisting arrest.
The night did not end with those arrests, police say:
As officers were transporting the suspects to Area A-1 (Downtown) for booking, officers observed and noted that a car, filled with people from the party, was following closely behind the prisoner transport wagon. Upon arriving at the station, officers approached the vehicle and asked the operator for his license. When the suspect stated that he didn’t have one, officers took the operator into custody.
Abdullah Saud, 23, of Cambridge, was charged with operating without a license.
Harvard Law student's legal acumen fails to impress Boston police.