The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Jan. 4

Neighbors fight over trash

A Rose Terrace man was arrested for assault in the third degree and disorderly conduct at his home around 1:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1

Police said Chris Stevenson, 30, punched his neighbor in the back of the head and pushed him down during a verbal dispute over garbage.

According to a report, police were called to a Park Lane home where the neighbor lives and he told police that Stevenson accused him of throwing trash on his lawn that morning.

The neighbor denied throwing any garbage on Stevenson’s lawn.

Stevenson admitted to police that he got into a verbal dispute with his neighbor but hit him only after the man refused to clean up the trash.

He was taken to police headquarters, where he was processed and released on a $500 bond.

Stevenson is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Jan. 11.

Drunk driver found in back seat of car

A Teeter Rock Road woman was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving without insurance, evading the scene of an accident, damaging property, and unsafe backing in Stratford at 1:42 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1.

Police said Megan Greer, 26, got into a verbal dispute with a male who lives on Sunnyridge Parkway in Trumbull and backed into his car twice before leaving his house.

According to police, she was found in the back seat of her vehicle by Stratford police less than a hour later.

Trumbull police said the male told them that Greer was visibly drunk, and possibly on drugs, when she left his house.

The report added that she hit his car twice, leaving behind her back side bumper and her license plate.

Trumbull police arrived in Stratford to take Greer into custody. The report said she had alcohol on her breath, but they weren’t able to pursue driving-under-the-influence charges because there was no proof she had been operating the vehicle.

The report said she had turned off the car and thrown away the keys before Stratford police arrived at the scene.

She was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Jan. 18.

DUI, prescription drugs in North Haven

A Lull Water Road woman was arrested for failure to appear in court in the second degree at the Trumbull Police Department at 5:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.

Police said Erin Mallon, 32, had a failure-to-appear warrant for her arrest out of North Haven and turned herself in to local police on the charges.

According to a report, the warrant stemmed from several motor vehicle charges, including driving under the influence.

Police added that the warrant included that Mallon was being charged with possession of a controlled substance and obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.

She was released on a $1,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Kohl’s shoplifter found with needles, crack pipe

A Bridgeport woman was arrested for larceny in the fifth degree at Kohl’s in the Hawley Lane Mall at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Police said Bree Thomas, 31, was caught shoplifting $659 worth of electronic goods from the department store.

According to a report, Thomas was observed going into the store’s shoe department with the electronics and tried concealing them in her jacket.

At police headquarters, she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe, needles, a spoon, and an arm band.

Thomas had a $1,000 bond but was instead released on a promise to appear in court and was transported to a local hospital, police said.

She was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Jan. 5.