Police ask for help identifying suspect in St. Charles burglary and arson

The fire that devastated St. Charles Church and school last week is being investigated as a burglary and arson, police said Thursday.

The Spokane Police Department released photos and surveillance footage of a male suspect on Thursday in hopes the public could help identify the man.

The fire started just after 1:30 a.m. March 18.

Spokane police Officer Derek Jones was in the church parking lot and noticed flames coming through a window, the police department said.

Jones called for fire crews and began banging on windows to make sure no one was inside. The Rev. Esteban Soler was awoken by the noise and was able to get out

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