On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security

Property Damage

On February 25, a second incident involving a juvenile throwing rock at TLA’s Community Park resulted in a basketball backboard being damaged. Responsible parties in both incidents have been identified, and The Landings Association’s Board of Directors approved the following actions for those involved:

  • Requirement of full restitution, including labor costs for installation of new backboards.
  • Suspension of Membership privileges for one month.
  • A fine.
  • Requirement of community service under parental supervision.

Hit and Run

On February 23, a resident reported she was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle crash (MVC) on Diamond Causeway. The fleeing vehicle’s description and license plate information were obtained, and Chatham County Police (CCPD) was dispatched.

Domestic Related Property Damage

On February 26, Landings Security and Chatham County Police Department responded to a residence regarding a possible domestic issue. Property damage was sustained to the residence, and the case is being investigated by CCPD.

Near Miss

On February 23, a Landings Public Works employee was almost hit while conducting traffic control during the Yam Gandy Road repaving project. The resident driver failed to yield directions, drove around signs and cones, and drove over the freshly paved road to his residence. Attempts to contact the homeowner were not successful. The pavement was evaluated for damage, and fines are pending.

Unsafe and Uncivilized Behavior

On or about February 21, a resident reported an incident on the Shellrake Path off Peregrine Crossing. According to her version of events, a golf cart was being driven by a juvenile who appeared to be seven or eight-years-old followed by adults riding bikes. The golf cart appeared to be operating at a high rate of speed, and the dogs, which were unleashed, jumped off the cart and approached her. She expressed her concerns about the golf cart going too fast, and the male adult began cursing at her. She departed the area, but the adult male confronted her again as they were on their way back to the street and took this opportunity to berate her. If you were the other party involved in this incident, I welcome the opportunity to hear your version of events and to reiterate TLA’s Rule requiring golf cart operators to be licensed drivers.

Passing Cyclist Law   

On February 28, a resident and cyclist reported a truck driver did not adhere to the State Law requiring three feet of space, while passing a cyclist. The vendor was provided a statement form for their version of events and reminded about the laws and safe operation of motor vehicles in the community. The company’s owner stated he would speak with the truck driver. The incident was shared with CCPD for appropriate actions.


Four pairs of sunglasses were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Neighbor to Neighbor Dispute

On February 23, Landings Security responded to a resident regarding a dispute with a neighbor. A Patrol Officer spoke with both parties, and they were able to reach an amicable resolution.

Radar Sign Stats located at Franklin Creek and Old Compton (northbound traffic)

  • 5,836 total vehicle count.
  • 85% at a speed of 27 mph.
  • The average speed was 20 mph.
  • 1.6% of vehicles recorded were over the tolerated speed limit.
  • The highest recorded speed was 48 mph.
  • The majority of speeding occurs from 11 a.m. till noon.

Warnings and Citations

  • A warning was issued to a resident for parking a trailer on Common Property.
  • Warnings and fines were issued to vendors for not displaying logos on RFID equipped vehicles and/or for not using safety cones.
  • A warning and a fine were issued to vendors driving large trucks in Tidewater Square.
  • Warnings were issued to residents for early placement of dry trash curbside.
  • A warning was issued for a vehicle parked on Lake Street in an unauthorized zone.
  • A warning was issued for overnight parking on the street.
  • Warnings were issued for an unregistered golf cart and an altered golf cart registration decal.


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