Parties, stolen cars, guns: 9 police complaints against Councilman Sean Loloi’s controversial North Sacramento residence

Disputes over stolen cars, loud parties and noise complaints, fireworks, intruders with guns — Sacramento police officers say they’ve visited Councilman Sean Loloy’s North Sacramento home several times since he bought it nearly three years ago.

The District 2 council member — currently under investigation for living at the Nogales Street property he bought in March 2019 — claims he was living in the home when police say the nine complaints occurred.

But in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday, Loloee said most of them didn’t happen.

“I’ll be sure to call the boss [of police] and see what happens,” Loloi said. “This is all false information.”

One incident the councilman acknowledged happened last year, when Loloee says he threw “a pretty big party with live music and everything” at his home on Nogales Street. He says one of his guests thought they saw someone arrive with a gun.

“This is the only way to call [to police] has been done since I’ve owned this house,” Loloi said.

His claim contradicts details from official police reports that CapRadio obtained from the city through a California Public Records Act request.

Those records show that on August 4, 2021, six Sacramento police officers responded to a call about a “suspicious subject with a gun entering the home.” Officers arrived at Loloi’s house that afternoon and spoke with the caller, who eventually said “there was no gun” and that “the subject had been mistaken for someone else from a previous incident,” according to the police report.

Loloee said he couldn’t remember the exact date of that party and mistakenly said he purchased the home in 2018.

Loud music, suspicious objects, fireworks at Loloi’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 those complaints didn’t happen.

According to other police records, two days before the “pretty big party,” officers visited Nogales Street to show residents a police lineup of suspect photos.

And earlier that week, police were called again for 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 who entered in their home brandishing a weapon and upset by the volume of the music.

Loloee also called those police reports false.

That year, noise complaints and partying were a problem, according to police. On May 9, two officers were called to Loloee’s home after receiving concerns about “fireworks going off and subjects playing loud music and having a party.” Police arrived and “observed a loud party with live music but did not hear/see fireworks.” Officers “made contact with a subject who advised them that the music was up and breaking down and they were going to turn the noise down.”

No police action was taken after either incident.

The city of Sacramento will not release full police reports on any of those incidents, saying they are investigative records exempt from disclosure. The city released some details that are included in this story. CapRadio has requested the full police reports.

Ongoing investigation

Councilman Loloee said he lived at the Nogales Street home during those police visits, according to CBS 13 interview. He did not dispute that in an interview with CapRadio on Wednesday.

Loloee claims his wife and children moved out of the home in August 2021 after it was vandalized. They moved into a $1.4 million mansion in Granite Bay that his wife owns.

Loloee before that 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 live in the district he represents, which is against the law. Mayor Darrell Steinberg and many North Sacramento residents had demanded the investigation.

Loloi, who insists he lives in the home on Nogales Street, agreed to the investigation. He told CapRadio that claims he was living elsewhere were false scare tacticsin part because of the lack of support for 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 took the oath of office on December 15 of the same year. He told The Sacramento Bee that the ceremony took place at a friend’s home in East Sacramento, but images they seem to assume he took the oath of office at Granite Bay Manor. Loloee has been registered to vote at the Nogales Street home since November 2019.

At the time of his City Council bid, Loloee was required by law to live in his North Sacramento district. He first filed campaign fundraising documents in July 2019. The Nogales Street property is the only residence he has owned in District 2 since he bought it in March 2019. Loloi previously told the Bee that he lived in this home “seven days a week.”

Stolen cars, etc

There have been regular police complaints since Loloee purchased the Nogales Street property.

On October 27, 2020, a resident of the home called police to report a stolen vehicle. They told police the previous owner, who still had the keys, had stolen the car. CapRadio requested the police report on this incident.

A year earlier, on November 14, someone in the house called the police because of an argument about buying a car. “The caller stated that he purchased the vehicle 1 hour ago and is now having engine problems and the seller will not refund the purchase,” the police report said. Police told the buyer to take the dispute to small claims court.

There are no documents related to the incident under Loloee’s name, according to a search of the Sacramento County Superior Court online database. The Council member also said that these car accidents and vehicle thefts were not happening.

The city will 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 scheduled to welcome the public into their chambers for the first time since the pandemic began for an in-person meeting.