Arguments over stolen cars, loud parties and noise complaints, fireworks, intruders with weapons – Sacramento police say they visited Councilman Sean Loloee’s home in North Sacramento several times occasions since he bought it almost three years ago.
The District 2 council member – currently under investigation as to whether he is residing at the Nogales Street property, which he bought in March 2019 – claimed he was living at the house when police said the nine complaints had occurred.
But in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday, Loloee said most of them didn’t happen.
“I will definitely call the chef [of police] and see what happens,” Loloee said. “All of this is false information.”
One incident the council member admits happened last year, when Loloee says he threw a ‘pretty big party with live music and stuff’ at his home in Nogales Street. He says one of his guests thought he saw someone coming with a gun.
“This is the only time a call [to police] has been done since I owned this house,” Loloee said.
His claim contradicts details from official police reports, which CapRadio obtained from the city via a California Public Records Act request.
These records indicate that on August 4, 2021, six Sacramento police officers responded to a call regarding a “suspicious subject with a firearm entering the house.” Officers arrived at Loloee’s home this afternoon and spoke to the caller, who ultimately said ‘there was no firearm’ and ‘the subject was mistaken for someone another in a previous incident,” according to the police report.
Loloee said he couldn’t remember the exact date of that party and incorrectly said he bought the house in 2018.
Loud music, suspicious subjects, fireworks at Loloee
The City of Sacramento provided CapRadio with additional records and details of eight other complaints about Loloee’s home on Nogales Street. The council member says that all these complaints have not taken place.
According to other police records, two days before the “very big party”, officers went to Nogales Street to show residents a series of police photos of suspects.
And earlier that same week, police were again called to two different noise complaints: on August 1 around 10 p.m., and a separate incident on July 31 after 9 p.m., when four officers responded to “a suspicious subject entering at home, brandishing a gun and annoyed by the volume of the music.
Loloee also called these police reports false.
That same year, complaints of noise and partying were a problem, according to police. On May 9, two officers were called to Loloee’s home after receiving a concern about “fireworks soaring through 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/seen any fireworks”. Officers “contacted a subject who advised that the music was over and down, and that they would turn 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, saying they were investigative records exempt from disclosure. The city released some details, which are included in this story. CapRadio has requested the full police reports.
An ongoing investigation
Council member Loloee said he was living at the Nogales Street home during the time of these police visits, according to an interview with CBS 13. He did not dispute it in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday.
Loloee claims his wife and children left the house in August 2021 after it was vandalized. They moved to a $1.4 million estate in Granite Bay, which his wife owns.
Loloee before told The Sacramento Bee a different story: that he and his family moved to a nearby North Sacramento house in the Robla neighborhood for five months, then moved back to the Nogales Street address.
In July, the city launched an investigation into the council member, fearing that he does not reside in the district he represents, which is against the law. Mayor Darrell Steinberg and many North Sacramento residents had asked for the investigation.
Loloee, who insisted on living in the Nogales Street house, accepted the survey. He told CapRadio that claims he lives elsewhere are a intimidation tacticin part because of his non-support of affordable housing projects in North Sacramento.
City council members could vote to remove Loloee from office if it is determined he does not live in District 2, which he was elected to represent in 2020.
He was sworn in on December 15 of the same year. He told The Sacramento Bee the ceremony took place at a friend’s house in East Sacramento, but footage seem to suggest he was sworn to the Granite Bay estate. Loloee has been registered to vote at her home in Nogales Street since November 2019.
When running for city council, Loloee was required by law to reside in his district of North Sacramento. He first applied for campaign funds in July 2019. The Nogales Street property is the only residence he has owned in District 2 since buying it in March 2019. Loloee previously told the bee that he lived in this house “seven days a week”.
Stolen cars and more
There have been regular complaints against the police since Loloee bought the Nogales Street property.
On October 27, 2020, a resident of the home called police to report a stolen vehicle. They told the police that the previous owner, who still had his keys, had stolen the car. CapRadio has requested the police report for this incident.
A year earlier, on November 14, someone at home called the police about a fight over a car purchase. “The caller said he purchased the vehicle 1 hour ago and now there are engine issues, and the seller will not refund the purchase,” the police report states. The police told the buyer to take the case to small claims court.
There are no records related to the incident under Loloee’s name, according to a search of the Sacramento County Superior Court’s online database. The Council member also said that these incidents involving cars and vehicle thefts did not occur.
The city would not release information about the investigation into whether Loloee lives in the district, including when it will be completed and whether the city will release its findings.
On Tuesday, city council members are due to welcome the public to their rooms for the first time since the pandemic began for an in-person meeting.