Daily Blotter – Mar. 13

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

City: Former Basketball Star Fouled Out

A Connecticut city is not putting out the welcome mat for a former University of Connecticut basketball star who is being released from prison.  Robert Dulin, 50, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for having sex with a 17-year-old girl he coached in a city recreation department basketball league.  Although he is not barred by the court from coaching sports or interacting with teens, city officials said they will enforce those conditions.  Dulin, who was a point guard at UConn from 1979 to 1981, is scheduled to be released Friday.  Superintendent of Schools Harvey Polansky said he will uphold an order to bar Dulin from any Milford schools or playgrounds. The judge who sentenced Dulin ordered that he be registered as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim.

Police Chief In Court

A former Massachusetts police chief was in court Friday, charged with manslaughter in the death of an Ashford boy at a gun show in Westfield, Mass. last October. Edward Fleury owns the company that promoted the gun show where Christopher Bizilj, 8, accidentally shot himself with an Uzi. Fleury resigned from the Pelham Police Department in January and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Fleury did not speak at a pretrial hearing on Friday. His lawyers and Hampden District Attorney William Bennett told the judge at the brief hearing that they had filed their reports and there were no matters they needed to discuss. The Republican of Springfield says the defense lawyers and Bennett then went to the district attorney's office without comment.

Hit-and-Run Suspect Nabbed Trying to Flee Country

Police in New York City are holding Ventura Mejia, 48, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Trumbull. It happened Tuesday night along Route 8. Mejia, who was wanted for questioning, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy Airport as he was boarding a plane to El Salvador, according to police. John Burr, 50, of East Norwalk, was struck as he picked up items that fell out of his truck. Mejia is being held as Fugitive From justice from the State Of Connecticut. He was charged with evading responsibility and operating a motor vehicle without a license and is being held on $50,000 bond.

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