On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security

Traffic-Related Fatality

On July 23, Landings Security, Chatham Emergency Services (CES), Skidaway Island First Responders, and Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist near the intersection of Yam Gandy and Brandenberry roads. The cyclist was transported to a local hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. CCPD is investigating the crash. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined. 


Property damage

On July 20, Security responded to a report of damaged mailboxes and a tree on Vestry Lane. Video footage was obtained, but a clear license plate number was not visible. Security personnel continue to search for a white SUV involved in the incident.

Suspicious Incident

On July 19, Security responded to a suspicious incident. A resident thought she heard a door open and close, and upon further inspection she found a freezer door in the garage was left open. No intruders were discovered, and no signs of forced entry were observed. Nothing appeared to be missing or damaged.

Unlicensed Golf Cart Drivers & Scooters

Security responded to complaints of what appeared to be careless driving involving unlicensed (underage) golf cart drivers. Several warnings and citations were issued, and parents were reminded of the need for drivers to possess a valid driver’s license or a learners permit and be accompanied by a licensed and capable person 21 years of age or older, and to operate golf carts safely.

Security also issued several warnings to juveniles operating scooters on the community paths, and a warning for a South Harbor Non-Property Owner Club Member (NPOM) operating a golf cart without insurance in the community.


On July 25, Security responded to a report of two individuals soliciting door-to-door. Upon the Officer’s arrival, the individuals were not located. However, contact was made through one of their flyers. The solicitation policy was explained, and it does not appear they have any prior or similar infractions.

Harassing Wildlife

On July 21, Security received a call from a resident who was out of town but received video footage from her home monitoring system of what appeared to be juveniles throwing fireworks towards deer. Upon arrival, the Officer did not locate any juveniles, deer, injured, or otherwise, and no obvious signs of fireworks were observed. Video footage was reviewed but the culprits could not readily be identified.

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.
  • Warnings were issued to residents for placing dry trash curbside prior to 24 hours of pickup.
  • A warning was issued to a resident for failing to have her dog on a leash on common property.

** 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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