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Unsolved Cases

The Cochran Police Department would like your help with the following case.

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On Tuesday night, February 13, 2007, officers from the Cochran Police Department responded to a truck fire on Wood Oak Circle at Bleckley County Commissioner Mike Polsky�s residence.  According to Chief Thrower, the Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire which caused severe damage to the interior of the truck.

Chief Thrower stated that after a close examination of the Commissioner�s personal vehicle which is a 1998 Toyota Tacoma, it was apparent that someone had broken out the back window of the truck using the pipe pictured below. 

An accelerant was used to set the truck on fire.  Containers used to pour the accelerant into the vehicle were similar to the one pictured below.

The lighter pictured below was also found at the scene.

Chief Thrower stated that these items along with other pieces of evidence have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to be processed.  

The Bleckley County Sheriff�s Office, Middle Georgia College Police Department, the G.B.I., the Cochran-Bleckley Fire Department, and the State of Georgia Fire Marshall�s Office are assisting with the investigation.  

A reward of up to $10,000.00 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.  Anyone who has information about this case should contact the Cochran Police Department at 478.934.4282, or the Bleckley County Sheriff�s Office at 478.934.6282.

You can also contact Chief James Sanders by email at, or Investigator Daniel Cape at


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102 North Second Street
Cochran, Georgia 31014
(478) 934- 4282

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