January 10, 2023
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–West Windsor Police report that on January 4, 2023 at 5:36 p.m. Patrol & Traffic Units responded to the Valero (Princeton Hightstown Road/Southfield Road) on a report of an active physical altercation. K9 Officer Pollini arrived at the scene where all parties were separated and the following was determined: a male, identified as Kishan Patel, of East Windsor, NJ, had stopped with a friend to buy gasoline for his vehicle. A dispute started with the attendant when Patel felt he had been incorrectly provided $1 less of gasoline than he paid for and that the attendant owed him $1. The dispute began as verbal and escalated when Patel exited his vehicle and punched the victim twice in the face causing minor injuries. Patel was determined to have brandished a folding knife during the encounter. The knife was located at the scene by Traffic Officer McQuade in nearby empty garbage can.
West Windsor Division of Fire & Emergency Services arrived at the scene to attend to the victim who sustained cuts to his forehead and nose area. The victim declined to be transported to a hospital by WWDFES.
Patel was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Patel was transported to WWPD Headquarters for processing and released pending a future Mercer County Superior Court Date.