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County Files Motion In Stimmel Case

on September 13, 2017 - 12:42pm

Staff Report


Los Alamos County Associate Attorney Kevin J. Powers has filed a motion in Los Alamos Municipal Court asking for the revocation of a suspended sentence for Jay Stimmel in four cases related to the roof of a home on Kayenta Drive in White Rock. The charges in all four cases were for having a roof in disrepair.

The motion states that at an Aug. 14 hearing before Municipal Judge Alan Kirk, the court found Stimmel guilty in each of four cases and imposed a fine of $500 in each case. It states that a portion of the fines for three of the cases was suspended and the fourth fine was fully suspended.

As part of the judgment and sentencing imposed, the motion said Stimmel was supposed to submit to the County’s Community Development Department and Chief Building Official photographic evidence and other documentation showing his progress in the replacement of his roof. The documents were to be submitted every two weeks from the date of the judgment and sentencing, with the first being due Aug. 28. The motion states that as of Aug. 30, the required documents, proof or evidence showing progress in the replacement of Stimmel’s roof have not been submitted.

“As such the County asserts the Defendant has breached the court’s order and his suspended sentence should be revoked,” the motion states and goes on to ask the court to summon Stimmel before it to revoke the sentence and modify it for the cause shown.

As of press time, a hearing had not been set before Judge Kirk and County Community Development Department staff confirmed that they had not received any new documentation from Stimmel.