Archive for September, 2017

Police Investigate Several Reported Shootings In Milwaukee’s Southside

No injuries reported after shots fired in several Southside locations, according to police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Multiple shots fired within a three block radius in the Southside of Milwaukee on Friday around 7:00 p.m. According to police, the shots originated between the 1100 and 1200 block of W. Orchard St. and multiple shots were fired along the 1500 of S. 11th Street and several more spent cartridges were recovered at the 1100 block of West Lapham Blvd.
No one was reported injured in the shooting, according to police.
Also around 8:43 p.m., Milwaukee police responded to shots fired at 2018 S. 1st. Street. No further information was released by police.

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Milwaukee Taquiza Sponsors Donated $33,618 To Red Cross Relief Aid For Mexico And Puerto Rico

Sponsors donated to the Red Cross a total of $33,618 in relief aid generated during a 2-day Taquiza in Milwaukee’s Southside for Mexico and Puerto Rico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – Friday, the 2-day Taquiza (Taco Sale) sponsors, John Torres owner of 97.9 FM Radio Caliente also Mario Arias and Alex Preciado from 97.9 FM, Francisco Salazar from Loncheras Cabrito, Ramon Orozco from Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Marco A. Santos from Loncheras Tapatio in Milwaukee’s Southside donated $33,618 of generated funds to the Red Cross for relief aid to Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Alderman José G. Pérez was also at the press conference to donate to the Red Cross.

Taco sale sponsors/Patrocinadores de la Taquiza: Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Burgers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta’s Tamales, 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete’s Fruit Market, National Liquor, National Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA’s, Rancheritos Rentals. Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC.

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West Chicago Church Has Become The Epicenter Of Donations For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico

More than 900 tons of food, water, clothing and other items have been collected by a church group in West Chicago and have distributed donations to Houston, Texas, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is preparing to sent 24 trailers full of donations to Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 28, 2017

West Chicago, Illinois – On Wednesday, a 53 foot trailer full of food, water and other donations worth more than $50,000 arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a 53 foot trailer transported by JR Transport Inc. to be unloaded by volunteers. The donations were unloaded within 3 hours at Candela’s Bar and Hall and will be sent to Puerto Rico, according to Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin who organized the relief effort.
The West Chicago donations for Puerto Rico originated from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which one of the lead organzers, Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transport of donations to Milwaukee in coordination with Miranda. Pastor José Sigfredo Landaverde confirmed that more than 900 tons for food, water, clothing and other donations have been collected from the surrounding Chicago metropolitan community.
Pastor Landaverde released the following statement, “We are informing all of the community that we have gathered more than 900 hundred tons of donation goods that will be giving out to the victims affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding states. All the donations will be sent out to all of the affected areas by the earthquake. We are reaching out thru this media source to thank everyone that collaborated and helped in this cause. America Carrillo had Informed us that we Will be continuing helping the people affected in Mexico’s affected states and also Puerto Rico. We are reaching all media sources to make public one of the biggest accomplishment by DuPage County.”
According to Sánchez, at least 24 trailers full of donations will depart from Chicago in the coming days and will be escorted by Illinois state troopers by order of the governor. The Faith, Life and Hope church has become the epi-center of food donations, which is operating a massive volunteer effort to help bag and package the donations and is now collecting money through a gofundme to help pay the cost of diesel fuel for the trailers to travel more than 2,000 miles to Mexico and deliver the food donations to other religious groups who will distribute the donations to the effected victims of the earthquake in different parts of Mexico.

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El Rey Family Market Has Raised More Than $31K For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico

El Rey Family Market & Taco Loco confirmed that more than $31K has been raised in conjunction with the help of its customers and Western Union.

El Rey confirmó una recaudación de fondos de más de $31 mil de dólares para los afectados del terremoto de México y el huracán Maria en Puerto Rico con la ayuda de sus clientes y Western Union.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 27, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, El Rey Family Market & Taco Loco announced on its Facebook (FB) account that a fundraising campaign has raised more than $31,000 and will continue through Sunday, October 1st. The El Rey posted the following notice on FB, El Rey is extremely proud of our customers in their active support towards the disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Together, in partnership with Western Union, we have raised over $31,000 since Friday!!! If you are looking for an avenue to help, we will continue our campaign for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster relief through Sunday! Thank you for helping us make a difference!! We love serving you and the people you are!!!

El Rey esta extremedamante orgulloso de sus clientes y su continuo apoyo hacia la recaudacion de fondos para aliviar los desastres causados en Mexico y Puerto Rico. Juntos, en union con Western Union, hemos juntado mas de $31,000 desde el pasado Viernes!!! Si esta buscando un lugar para ayudar, continuaremos nuestra campaña para mexico y Puerto Rico hasta el Domingo! Gracias por ayurdarnos a hacer la diferencia!!! Es un honor servirles y estamos orgullosos de ustedes!!!

In other Milwaukee area fundraising events for disaster victims in Mexico and Puerto Rico by members of the Latino community included a two-day Taquiza at S. 16th Street and W. National Ave. in the PNC Bank parking, which raised $33,618. The event was sponsored by 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Burgers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta’s Tamales, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete’s Fruit Market, National Liquor, National Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA’s, Rancheritos Rentals and Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC.
Also, El Conquistador Newspaper reported that they had a food, water and clothing collection over the weekend at their location. Members from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin volunteered in the relief effort headed by El Conquistador. The United Latino Fundraiser by El Conquistador will continue for October 21-22 at their next two-day event at 4807 S. 2nd Street in Milwaukee from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where people can drop off shoes, batteries, clothing, non-perishable food, water, blankets, hygiene products and etc.
The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee announced on Monday that they had collected at least $3,000 for the Puerto Rico and Mexico relief efforts, Which the Brewers Community Foundation matched $1K and an anonymous donor agreed to match the next $1K that they raise.
On Wednesday, more than $50,000 dollars of donated food, blankets clothing, water and other items arrived from a church in West Chicago in a 53 foot semi-trailer. Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transfer of donations to Milwaukee and another 24 semi-trailers full of donations from West Chicago will head to Mexico in coming days. The donations for Milwaukee were unloaded at Candela’s Bar and Hall and will be sent to Puerto Rico, which was organized by Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.
Children and adults helped unload the donations at Canadela’s and thanks to owners, Martin Jimenez and Claudia Jimenez for temporarily storing the donations.

En otros eventos de recaudación de fondos en la área de Milwaukee para las víctimas de desastres en México y Puerto Rico por miembros de la comunidad latina incluye la Taquiza de dos días en la calle sur de la 16 y oeste de avenida National en el estacionamiento de PNC Bank, que recaudó $33,618 mil. El evento fue patrocinado por 97.9 FM Radio Caliente, Loncheras El Charrito, Taqueria El Cabrito, Salas Bugers, Loncheras Tapatío, Berta’s Tamales, Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Fiesta Garibaldi, Pete’s Fruit Market, National Liquor, Nacional Mufflers, El Tucanazo Restaurant, NANA’S, Rancheritos Rentals y Hugo L. Alarcón de H Tax Accounting LLC.
Además, el periódico El Conquistador informó que se llevó acabo una colección de alimentos, agua y ropa durante el fin de semana en su ubicación. Los miembros de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin se ofrecieron en el esfuerzo de ayuda organizado por El Conquistador. La recaudación de fondos Latinos United por El Conquistador continuará para octubre 21-22 en su próximo evento de dos días en el 4807 Sur de la calle 2 en Milwaukee de 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. donde la gente puede dejar zapatos, pilas, ropa, alimentos no perecederos, agua, mantas, productos de higiene y etc.
Los Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee anunciaron el lunes que habían recaudado $3.000 dólares para los esfuerzos de ayuda para México y Puerto Rico y que la Fundación Comunidad Cerveceros igualó con $1mil dólares y un donante anónimo decidió también si recaudan $1mil más, el/la donante lo hace doble con $1mil dólares más.
El miércoles, más de $50,000 dólares de donaciones de alimentos, ropa mantas, agua y otros artículos llegaron de una iglesia en West Chicago en un trailer de 53 píes. Juan Sánchez de Chicago aprobó la transferencia de donaciones a Milwaukee y otros 24 trailers llenos de donaciones de West Chicago se dirigirá a México en los próximos días. Las donaciones para Milwaukee fueron descargadas en el Bar y Salón de Candela’s y serán enviados a Puerto Rico, que fue organizado por Rosa Figueroa y Virginio Miranda de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.
Los niños y adultos ayudaron a descargar las donaciones en Canadela’s y gracias a los propietarios, Martin Jimenez y Claudia Jimenez para almacenar temporalmente las donaciones.

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Fake Southwest Airlines Hiring Agent Scammed Victims For $220 At Milwaukee County Airport

30-year-old suspect taken into custody and facing charges for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent at the Milwaukee County Airport to scam victims.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Rey Antonio Figueroa-Diaz, 30, of Milwaukee was taken into custody by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and is facing three felony counts for unauthorized use of an entity’s information or documents. If convicted, Figueroa-Diaz is facing up to 6 years in prison for each count for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent and scammed at least three victims of $220 in deposit to be considered for a job.According to the criminal complaint, MCSO Airport deputies were able to identify Figueroa-Diaz who used social media to attract his victims. He would meet his victims at the airport where he told them they needed to complete an application. Figueroa-Diaz would wear a reflective vest during the meetings. Once the victims completed the bogus applications, Figueroa-Diaz would tell
them that they needed to give him $220 as a deposit for equipment. After receiving the money, Figueroa-Diaz would then disappear.
Figueroa-Diaz confessed to MCSO detectives of scamming a total of three victims from August to September, the MCSO reported.

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Milwaukee Southside Two-day Taco Sale Fundraiser For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico Totaled $33,618

Funds raised over the weekend will be shared by those victims affected by Mexico’s earthquake and Puerto Rico Maria’s huracane disaster.

Los fondos recaudados está fin de semana se compartirán para la ayuda a las víctimas del desastre del huracán Maria en Puerto Rico y el terremoto en Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, organizers for the Taco sale at S. 16 Street and W. National Ave. in Milwaukee, WI generated a total of $21,272 and on Saturday a total of $12,346 dollars with a combined total of $33,618 was raised in two days for victims affected by Mexico’s earthquake and Puerto Rico’s Maria hurricane.
The food vendors donated all the money that was generated by food sales to the a relief fund for both Mexico and Puerto Rico.
50% of the funds will be donated to the Red Cross in Mexico and 50% to the Red Cross in Puerto Rico.

El domingo, los organizadores de la Taquiza en S. 16 y W. National Ave. en Milwaukee, WI confirmaron un total de $21,272 y el sábado se reporto un total de $12,346 dolares con un total por los dos días de $33,618 de recaudación de fondos para los afectados del terremoto en México y el huracán María en Puerto Rico.
Los vendedores de comida donaron todo los fondos de ventas de comida para la ayuda a las víctimas del terremoto en México y en Puerto Rico afectados por el huracán Maria.
50% de los fondos se donaran a la Cruz Roja de México y 50% de fondos a la Cruz Roja de Puerto Rico.

Taco sale sponsors/Patrocinadores de la Taquiza

• Loncheras El Charrito

• Taqueria El Cabrito

• Salas Burgers

• Loncheras Tapatío

• Berta’s Tamales

• 97.9 FM Radio Caliente

• Tres Hermanos Restaurant

• Fiesta Garibaldi

• Pete’s Fruit Market

• National Liquor

• National Mufflers

• El Tucanazo Restaurant 

• NANA’s

• Rancheritos Rentals 

• Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting LLC

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Kaña Mojito Building Up For Lease Where August Deadly Parking Lot Shooting Occurred

The U.S. Marshals Service has added both murder suspects, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, to most wanted list.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – The building where Kaña Mojito is located at the 600 block of S. 5th Street has been put up for lease. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Saturday attempted to contact Angel Velazquez, the business owner of Kaña Mojito for comment, but was unsuccessful. Police believe, Velazquez has voluntarily decided not to renew his Kaña Mojito tavern liquor license. A local business owner on S. 5th Street told HNNUSA that most of the businesses including restaurants and bars from W. Virginia and W. Mineral along S. 5th Street have seen a 20% to 30% of business drop, since last month’s shooting incident at Kaña.
On Saturday, the Walker’s Point Association held the 1st Annual S. 5th Street Fest to boost business along the business corridor.
In late August, José Sánchez, 24, and Omar Estrada, 25, got ino an altercation inside Kaña and security was able to break it up and remove those involved in the altercation over a female. The suspets returned to the Kaña after retrieving several handguns (.380 Cal. and .45 Cal.) and began to shoot at patrons exiting Kaña striking a male and a woman including fatally wounding Angel J. Ortega, 20. Sánchez and Estrada fled the scene and have been on the run, since then. Police believe the suspects are trying to enter Mexico and the U.S. Marshals Service has added both suspects to their wanted list.
Sánchez and Estrada were each charged with three felony counts that include 1st-degree reckless homicide and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they’re facing up to 60-years in prison; 1st-degree reckless injury and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted, they’re facing up to 40-years in prison and 1st-degree reckless endangering safety and party to crime and use of a dangerous weapon, if convicted they’re facing up to 12-years and six months in prison and up to $25,000 in fines, according to court records.

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