Media Contact for Man Arrested for Attempts to Burn Springfield Church
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
SPRINGFIELD — Dushko Vulchev of Houlton, Maine has been arrested and charged with several counts of malicious damage and three counts of attempted arson of the Martin Luther King Presbyterian Church at 14 Concord Terrace in Springfield. There was one attempt to burn the church on December 13, and two on December 15, 2020. He was arrested on Friday, January 1, 2020 by Pittsfield Police and is being held on bail for arraignment Monday morning in Pittsfield District Court.
The investigation into the fire that damaged the church on December 28, 2020 is ongoing.
The investigation team includes members of the Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad, Springfield Police detectives, State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (ATF).