On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security

Unlicensed / Underage Golf Cart Drivers

Landings Security has responded to reports and complaints of “underage” golf cart drivers. The owners of the cart were identified via TLA’s golf cart registration decals, and The Landings Association Rules and Regulations were explained to the owners. No repeat offenders were identified. As a reminder, The Landings Association's Rules and Regulations states, “Any person operating a golf cart must have in their possession a valid operator’s license.”


Suspicious Vehicle

On June 8, Landings Security responded to a suspicious black Cadillac driving around Cannon Lane. Security saw the vehicle in the area, but was unable to make contact with the driver or capture the license plate information. Extra patrols of the area were established, and no other suspicious incidents were observed or reported.

Ding Dong Ditch

On June 8, Landings Security was notified of someone ringing the doorbell, yelling, and running away. These incidents occurred on Mercer and Wiley Bottom roads. Security responded but did not locate any juveniles in the area or surrounding neighborhood. Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) also was contacted by the resident.

Hit and Run / Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

On June 9, Landings Security received several calls regarding a reckless driver on Diamond Causeway. CCPD had already been notified. Minutes later a white Dodge Ram with significant front-end damage pulled into the parking lot adjacent to the Main Gate. Landings Security attempted to approach the pickup truck and the driver sped off through the grassy area making his way onto Landings Way South. The pickup truck eventually stopped near the entrance of Palmetto Club. Chatham Emergency Services (CES) was dispatched and responded to the scene when the vehicle started to smoke. CCPD responded and the driver was arrested for DUI, hit-and-run, and a number of other driving offenses. The vehicle appeared to have struck two vehicles, one on the Skidaway Island Bridge and the other at the intersection of Diamond Causeway and West Cross Road, before illegally entering the community.

Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC)

On June 13, Landings Security received a report of a single vehicle crash on the Skidaway Island side of the Diamond Causeway bridge. Upon arrival, a white pickup truck was off the road and in the marsh. CCPD and CES responded. There were no injuries reported. However, Diamond Causeway was down to one lane until the vehicle was removed from the marsh. The driver was not a Landings resident and was able to extricate himself from the vehicle without assistance.

Warnings and Citations

  • Warnings and fines were issued to vendors for not displaying logos on RFID-equipped vehicles and/or for not using safety cones.
  • A citation was issued for posting unapproved signs.
  • A warning was issued for overnight street parking.
  • A warning was issued for an unlicensed golf cart driver.

** Please note that a brief synopsis is provided for pertinent incidents that Security responds to during the week. All incidents are not covered in the weekly recap. Statistics for reports are provided below. **



This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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