Two suspects have been charged in an early August fire at St. Joseph’s Church in Pittsfield. They are being charged for setting the fire and other charges may very well be forthcoming, according to Pittsfield Police. 

According to the media report authored by Police Lt. John Soules and sent to the Berkshire News Network and other news outlets, on Wednesday, August 4th at approximately 3:30 AM, a Pittsfield Police Department patrol officer observed a fire on the south side door of St. Joseph’s Church, located at 414 North Street in Pittsfield.  

The officer at the scene requested a response from the Pittsfield Fire Department. According to police, it was readily apparent that the fire had been intentionally set. The fire department was quickly able to extinguish the fire but the door of the church sustained significant burn marks on both the interior and exterior sides. 

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Through the police department's vigorous investigative effort, two male suspects were eventually identified and then charged in the setting of the fire. 53-year-old Michael Innis and 34-year-old Brock Randolph, who both currently reside in the city of Pittsfield, were each charged with one count of Burning a Building. Additional charges may be forthcoming, according to police. Although both men currently reside in Pittsfield, each has ties to the eastern part of the state.  

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or would like to provide any additional information is asked to please contact the lead investigator in the case, Detective Kim Bertelli-Hunt. She can be reached at 413-448-9700 x532. 

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