Arrests Stemming from Gun Brandishing at a Bar

November 10, 2016 07:06 PM


Earlier today, a few minutes after 4:00 pm, Burbank Police Officers were dispatched to Joe’s Bar, 4311 W. Magnolia Bl., regarding a “man with a gun.” 

Witnesses and victims at the scene told officers there was an argument between two men inside the bar over the recent presidential election and illegal immigration.  One of the men brandished a gun and left the location with another person in a vehicle.

Officers checking the area located the suspects outside a vehicle at California Street and Chandler Blvd. 

One of the men, Martin Pena - a 41 year-old Van Nuys resident, was arrested for being an ex-con in possession of a firearm and brandishing a firearm.  The other man, Mark Van Dergeugten - a 47 year-old Granada HIlls resident, was booked for driving under the influence.

This is an on-going investigation and no further information is being released at this time.



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