Rochester Police and Fire ask for public’s help with arson investigation

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(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department and Rochester Fire Department are seeking the community’s help in an arson investigation.

Officials say the fire at Peace United Church of Christ was a result of arson.

Fire crews were sent to the church around 2 a.m. on April 18. The church suffered extensive damage totaling more than $2.5 million.

Anyone with information leading to an arrest is eligible for a reward. Tips can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020.

Information can also be directed to Investigator Todd Schwanke at 507-328-2894 or