Arguments over stolen cars, loud partying and noise complaints, fireworks, intruders with weapons — Sacramento police officers say they visited Council member Sean Loloee’s home in North Sacramento multiple times since he purchased it nearly three years ago.
The District 2 council member — currently under investigation over whether he resides at the Nogales Street property, which he bought in March 2019 — has claimed he lived at the home when police say the nine complaints took place.
But in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday, Loloee said most of them did not happen.
“I’m definitely going to call the chief [of police] and see what’s going on,” Loloee said. “All of this is false information.”
One incident the council member admits took place was last year, when Loloee says he held a “pretty big party with live music and everything” at his Nogales Street home. He says one of his guests thought they saw someone arrive with a gun.
“That’s the only time that a call [to police] has been made since I’ve owned that house,” Loloee said.
His claim contradicts details from official police reports, which CapRadio obtained from the city via a California Public Records Act request.
Those records indicate that on Aug. 4, 2021, six Sacramento police officers responded to a call about a “suspicious subject with a gun entering the home.” Officers arrived at Loloee’s house that afternoon and spoke to the caller, who ultimately said “there was no gun” and that “the subject was mistaken for someone else from a previous incident,” according to the police report.
Loloee said he could not remember the exact date of this party, and mistakenly said he purchased the home in 2018.
Loud music, suspicious subjects, fireworks at Loloee’s home
The city of Sacramento provided CapRadio with additional records and details on eight more complaints involving Loloee’s home on Nogales Street. The Council member says all of these complaints did not happen.
According to the other police records, two days prior to the “pretty big party,” officers visited Nogales Street to show residents a police photo lineup of suspects.
And earlier that same week, police were called again for two different noise complaints: on Aug. 1 at around 10 p.m., and a separate incident on July 31 after 9 p.m., when four officers responded to “a suspicious subject entering their home, brandishing a weapon, and upset about the music volume.”
Loloee also called these police reports false.
That same year, noise and partying complaints were an issue, according to police. On May 9, two officers were called to Loloee’s home after receiving a concern about “fireworks going up in the air, and subjects playing loud music and having a party.” Police arrived and “observed a loud party with live music but did not hear/see any fireworks.” Officers “made contact with a subject who advised the music was done and breaking down, and they would keep the noise down.”
No police action was taken after any of the incidents.
The city of Sacramento would not provide full police reports for any of these incidents, claiming they are investigatory records exempt from disclosure. The city did release some details, which are included in this story. CapRadio has requested the full police reports.
An ongoing investigation
Council member Loloee has said he lived at the Nogales Street home during the time of these police visits, according to an interview with CBS 13. He did not dispute this in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday.
Loloee claims his wife and kids moved from the home in Aug. 2021 after it was vandalized. They relocated to a $1.4 million estate in Granite Bay, which his wife owns.
Loloee previously told The Sacramento Bee a different story: that he and his family moved to a nearby North Sacramento home in the Robla neighborhood for five months, then returned to the Nogales Street address.
In July, the city launched an investigation into the council member over concerns that he does not reside in the district he represents, which is against the law. Mayor Darrell Steinberg and many North Sacramento residents had requested the investigation.
Loloee, who has insisted he lives in the Nogales Street home, agreed to the investigation. He has told CapRadio that claims he lives elsewhere are an intimidation tactic, in part due to his non-support of affordable housing projects in North Sacramento.
City council members could vote to remove Loloee from office if it is determined that he does not live in District 2, which he was elected to represent in 2020.
He was sworn-in to office on Dec. 15 of that year. He told The Sacramento Bee the ceremony took place at a friend’s home in East Sacramento, but images appear to suggest he took the oath of office at the Granite Bay estate. Loloee has been registered to vote at the Nogales Street home since November 2019.
During his run for City Council, Loloee was required by law to reside in his North Sacramento district. He first filed to raise campaign funds in July 2019. The Nogales Street property is the only residence he’s owned in District 2 since purchasing it in March 2019. Loloee has previously told the Bee that he lived in that home “seven days a week.”
Stolen cars and more
There have been regular police complaints since Loloee purchased the Nogales Street property.
On Oct. 27, 2020, a resident at the home called police to report a stolen vehicle. They told police the previous owner, who still had its keys, stole the car. CapRadio has requested the police report for this incident.
A year earlier, on Nov. 14, someone at the house called police over a fight about a car purchase. “The caller stated they purchased the vehicle 1hr ago and now there are engine problems, and the seller will not refund the purchase,” the police report reads. Police told the buyer to take the dispute to small claims court.
There are no filings related to the incident under Loloee’s name, according to a search of Sacramento County Superior Court’s online database. The Council member also said these incidents involving cars and vehicle theft did not happen.
The city would not disclose information about the investigation into whether Loloee lives in the district, including when it will be completed and if the city will publicize its findings.
On Tuesday, City Council members are scheduled to welcome the public into its chambers for the first time since the onset of the pandemic for an in-person meeting.
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