By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
August 28, 2016
Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Francisco Sánchez, the owner and operator of F&P Properties, LLC who owns the property at 1701 W. Lincoln Ave., which Divino Pancho's, LLC operates as a lounge has confirmed that he was present along with his son Francisco Sánchez Jr., who operates Triple F Properties, LLC when they entered and changed the locks at the rented property, which locked out the operator of Divino Pancho's, LLC. What makes this incident questionable was that several Milwaukee police officers only identified as P.O. Baas and P.O. Gonzales were also involved and in their police report filed at the Milwaukee Police 2 District Station apparently doesn't match what transpired, has been alleged and confirmed by both Sánchez and the operator of Divino Pancho's, LLC. Sánchez told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that police were present and had authorized him to go ahead, break and replace the locks to lock out the operator of Divino Pancho's for failing to pay the August rent due for $3,000 per month. The operator of Divino Pancho's also confirmed to HNNUSA that police were present when the locks were changed.
When HNNUSA asked Sánchez, if he had a court order to change the locks, he replied that his lawyer had told him to change the locks and he was just following the law. HNNUSA attempted to contact attorney Walter Brummund, who Sánchez says authorized him to change the locks, but HNNUSA was unable to get a return call from Brummund after a message was left with his receptionist.
The Divino Pancho's operator had to later break into the rental property, since legally they can still operate in the property and on Saturday, a wedding reception was held at the lounge.
In brief, on Friday around 5:00 p.m., several Milwaukee police officers allegedly were involved in a change of business locks without legal authority and who told Sánchez to go ahead and change the business locks for an expected eviction of owner of a Mexican lounge on W. Lincoln Ave. The officers were actually present when the locks were changed, according to the business owner and several witnesses. But, a police report that was later filed by the officers stated they adviced the owner of the property not to change locks without proper legal action and apparently the property owner had agreed.
Captain Heather Wurth was contacted by HNNUSA via email about the incident involving police at the 1701 W. Lincoln Ave. property, but she is unavailable until September 6. Also, Lieutenant Mark Wroblewski, the supervisor in charge at District 2 was contacted by email, but no response about the incident has been received by HNNUSA.
Sánchez only provided the Divino Pancho's owner with two pieces of paper on August 19, one that he had transferred the 1701 W. Lincoln Ave. property to his son, who operates Triple F Properties, LLC and a second sheet of paper claiming that she still owes $3,000 for August and to pay it or vacate the property by August 26, 2016. HNNUSA checked who actually owns the 1701 W. Lincoln Ave. property with the City of Milwaukee and it still shows that F&P Properties, LLC is listed as the owner of the property on Sunday.
Sánchez has a 5 year rental contract with Divino Pancho's, LLC and according to the lounge operator, Sánchez rental contract includes to upper level, which Sánchez allowed to be used as an apartment. That space is listed as office space only and not as an apartment, according to city records. So, it seems Sánchez rented it to Divino Pancho's, LLC to be used as an apartment.
The operator of Divino Pancho's also says that Sánchez has kept four vehicles in the parking lot for a year and just remove several of them and hadn't allowed any parking space for the business owner to use who has been paying rent for the whole property including the rear parking lot in the last year.