East Windsor Police arrested and charged two brothers and their parents after a dispute that took place in the parking lot of the City Streets Cafe on Route 130 shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 13, police reported. All of them are residents of Dutch Neck Road in East Windsor Township.
Brendan Shaw, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing justice, criminal mischief and assault, while his brother, Brian Shaw Jr., 29, was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. Their parents, Brian Shaw Sr., 49, and Yvanne Shaw, 49, were each charged with “annoyance of persons”, which is a municipal ordinance violation, according to police.
Brendan Shaw allegedly left the bar after becoming involved in an argument and began striking a parked car. Dents and paint damage estimated at $500 were caused to the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle, whom Shaw reportedly did not know, came out of the restaurant and attempted to stop Shaw from damaging his car. Shaw then proceeded to punch the vehicle's owner in the head, but he declined medical attention.
Shaw's family came out into the parking lot and engaged in the dispute, according to a police report. Police responded to the scene and proceeded to end the fight and separate the parties involved.
Police described Shaw as "belligerent and uncooperative". He was eventually transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for treatment of a cut on his head that he received during the dispute.
Police said that Brian Shaw Jr., the alleged assailant's brother, continually interfered with the officers and the ambulance crew during the investigation of the altercation; he was arrested as a result. The parents of the brothers were also charged after they continued to yell and curse during the investigation, according to police.