Local developer arrested on domestic charge

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By John Severance

Los Alamos developer Stan Primak was arrested and charged with aggravated battery against a household member at his home Friday night.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, Los Alamos police were dispatched to the 1300 block of 44th Street, after responding to a 911 call at 8:24 p.m.

Primak’s neighbors, who had earlier been to the Primak residence for dinner, met Cpl. Miguel Maez.

“As we approached the front door, I immediately observed the victim was bleeding profusely from the nose and her face was covered in blood,” Maez wrote in the complaint. “The victim iwas being assisted by (her friend).”

According to the statement of probable cause, Stan Primak had locked himself in the bathroom. Maez knocked on the bathroom door and asked Primak to come out.

Seconds later, Primak, 61, opened the door and was escorted to the kitchen. Primak refused to answer any questions from Maez.

Primak was arrested and taken to the Los Alamos Detention Center. He later posted a $3,000 cash surety bond and was released.

The complaint then states that Maez and Officer Adele Girmendonk walked into the bedroom and located drops of blood on the wood floor and on the bed comforter. The crime scene in the bedroom and the victim’s injuries were photographed.

Maez later talked with the neighbors invited over for dinner.

The neighbors said Stan Primak became upset with his wife because she did not invite their daughter over for dinner. The victim said dinner arrangements were for the two couples only.

According to the complaint, after dinner, the neighbors left the Primaks’ and walked to the other side of the duplex. One of the neighbors stated in the report that she was unable to turn on a light and she walked back to Primak residence, when she heard yelling and screaming coming from the home. The neighbor returned to get her husband.

The two then walked back to the Primaks’ and continued to hear the victim yelling for help. The male neighbor then called 911 to report the incident and get medical assistance for the victim.

In the report, Maez wrote, “Stanley became aggravated with her as the two were in the bedroom and Joan then stated Stanley began punching her in the face with a closed fist, causing the visible injury to her nose and face.”

The victim was subsequently transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center for further treatment.

Stan Primak serves on the boards of several local organizations.

He has served as a member of the boards of directors of Trinity and Los Alamos National Bank since 2001 and served as vice chairman of the board of directors from 2008 to 2011.

He is also a member of the board’s Loan, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Primak is vice president of construction company, Primak Builders, Inc., a position he has held since 1996. He is also vice president of Tranquillo Partners, a residential construction and real estate management company. In addition, he’s a member of the board of directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

Primak is also a member of the Green Builders Association, the Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association, the New Mexico Homebuilders Association and a member of Habitat for Humanity.

He serves on the Design and Build Committee for the Habitat for Humanity for Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.

Primak took the lead and served as the project manager for LANB’s Habitat for Humanity House in Española in 2008.

 He currently serves as the construction manager for the New Mexico Consortium.