On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security

Suspicious Incident

On Saturday, September 19, Security officers responded to West Ferry Court for a report of gunshots in the marsh area behind the homes. Upon arrival, the complainant showed officers an individual in a boat who had been in the area shooting a gun. Contact was made with Chatham County Marine Patrol, who advised that marsh hen season had started that morning, so the person in the boat was legally hunting. The Marine Patrol officer also advised that, unless the individual was close enough to hit someone’s property, he was allowed to keep hunting. The complainant was informed of the findings, and no further actions were taken.

Security responded to a residence on Pennystone Retreat on Wednesday, September 16, for a suspicious incident. The resident stated that she heard voices outside the back of her home. A patrol officer completed a perimeter check and found nothing unusual. Extra patrols were conducted throughout the evening.

On Wednesday, September 16, Security responded to Ovenbird Lane for a report of someone possibly hunting deer on a vacant lot. Guests staying at a nearby home witnessed an individual putting down deer corn on Monday, September 14, and they were concerned that someone was hunting. Contact was made with Public Works Director Sean Burgess to see if Jonathan Smith, our ¾ time U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Biologist, had been in the area. Burgess confirmed that Smith was responsible for putting down the deer corn. The complainant was advised of the findings and requested to speak Burgess about the matter.


Security responded to a residence on Sparnel Road for a report of vandalism on Friday, September 18. The resident advised that he heard a loud noise on his back deck the previous evening but did not check to see what it was. When he went outside that morning, he noticed that a ceramic frog was broken and tossed in a flowerpot. Upon further investigation, he noticed several other items had been moved around as well. The estimated value of the ceramic frog is approximately $20. The resident did not want to file a report with Chatham County Police Department.

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