Belchertown resident arrested in alleged home invasion in Townhouses

By Nick Bush

The Amherst Police Department announced on Tuesday, Oct. 26, the arrest of Belchertown resident Jayson Stinson following an alleged altercation in the Townhouse Apartments on Sunday, Oct. 25. According to a press release distributed by the Amherst Police yesterday, officers responded to a home invasion at 39 Townhouse Apartments at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, and found evidence that 26-year-old suspect Stinson had entered the apartment of a Townhouse resident and his girlfriend, and threatened the two 20-year-olds with a knife later recovered by police.


The suspect went on to allegedly smash the windows of the female’s car with a metal chair, before fleeing the scene prior to the police’s arrival. Stinson was located by police at Colonial Apartments on 5:19 p.m. on Sunday, and he was subsequently arrested according to the Amherst Police press release. He remains in prison on $1,000 cash bail following his arraignment in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges of home invasion, breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property over $250.

 —Nick Bush, Collegian Staff