Duquesne basketball player arrested
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Duquesne University men's basketball player B.J. Monteiro was arrested over the weekend along with two others in his home state of Connecticut in connection with a theft that occurred Aug. 7 at a house party.
Police in Torrington, Conn. -- near Monteiro's hometown of Waterbury, Conn. -- confirmed that Monteiro, 19, Julio Vasquez, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and third-degree larceny. Police said an iPod, a laptop computer and a small amount of cash with combined value of about $1,400 were stolen.
Monteiro, a sophomore, and the other two men were released each on $5,000 non-surety bonds and are scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 13.
"We are investigating the issue, but have no comment at this time," said Duquesne athletic department spokesman Dave Saba.
Monteiro played in 30 games last season at Duquesne, averaging 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game.
He was a tremendous player at Crosby High School in Waterbury before heading to Duquesne, finishing his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,833 points while averaging 21.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.9 steals per game.
First Published October 5, 2009 5:22 pm