A local man was arrested this week on a driving charge after
a stop on Beacon Street.
Mitchell B. Muroff, 54, of Newton, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. on Feb. 22, and charged with operating after suspension and cited for failure to display number plate.
According to a Brookline Police report, at around 6:30 p.m., an officer observed a white BMW approach a posted stop sign at Marion and Park streets “going greater than reasonable on its approach to the stop sign but had stopped.” The vehicle, however, didn’t have a front license plate on the front bumper.
The vehicle was stopped on Beacon Street just past Washington.
The driver, Muroff, was asked for his license and registration and delivered them to the officer. The vehicle was a leased car registered to a company, according to the report. Muroff allegedly told the officer that the license plate had fallen off and was at home.
“An inspection of the front bumper revealed no drill holes from the license plate bracket,” the officer alleged.
Dispatch checked Muroff’s license and found that it was suspended for payment default in December 2013, and he was arrested.
Editor’s note: The following story was derived from information supplied by the Brookline Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.