On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security


On Friday, March 22, Security was notified of an entering auto incident on Delegal Road. The residents advised that someone had gone through the glove box of their vehicle some time the previous evening. Although there were some items that might have been of interest, the residents found nothing missing at the time of the report. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway overnight. The incident was not reported to Chatham County Police Department (CCPD).

A resident on Windswept Lane notified Security of an entering auto incident which occurred around 2 a.m. on Friday, March 22. While CCPD was searching for a missing juvenile, they witnessed the resident’s vehicle being open with someone going through it. CCPD identified the individual as the missing juvenile. The resident advised that some cash from her husband’s wallet was missing, and the credit cards were thrown around the vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway overnight. CCPD is investigating.

On Saturday, March 23, Security was notified of an entering auto incident on Pennystone Retreat. The resident stated that someone had gone through her glove box and center console and scattered the items on the front seat. A bottle of perfume and an unknown amount of spare change were the only items reported missing. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway overnight. The resident declined to notify CCPD.

A resident on Middle Marsh Retreat reported an entering auto incident on Saturday, March 23. The resident advised that her vehicle was entered at some point the previous evening. A bag of quarters from the center console was the only thing reported missing. However, the vehicle was left in disarray. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway overnight. The incident was not reported to CCPD.

On Saturday, March 23, a resident on Rookery Road reported an entering auto incident. The resident stated that their dogsitter had noticed the door ajar on a vehicle in the driveway. There were items strewn about the vehicle, but nothing was reported missing despite there being a laptop and iPad inside. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway. The incident was not reported to CCPD.

A resident on Cotton Crossing contacted Security on Sunday, March 24, to report an entering auto incident which occurred on the evening of Friday, March 22. The resident advised that she found her passenger door ajar on Saturday morning and noticed several items missing from the vehicle. The missing items include a bag of over-the-counter medications, a prescription medication, a makeup bag, some money and spare change, and a couple of gift cards. There was a laptop and tablet in the vehicle that remained untouched. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway. The resident advised that she would contact CCPD, but at the time of this report, it is unknown if she filed a report.

On Sunday, March 24, a resident on Old South Lane notified Security that his vehicle had been unlawfully entered the previous evening. The only thing missing from the vehicle was a roll of quarters. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway. The resident was advised to notify CCPD, but it is unknown if a report was filed.

Security was notified by a resident on Gossamer Lane on Tuesday, March 26, that his vehicle had recently been broken into and he believes a rifle was stolen from it. He stated that had searched both his home and office but had not been able to locate it. Additionally, a pistol was missing from the center console. The resident believes the items were stolen on Friday night. The vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway. The incident also was reported to CCPD, and they are investigating.

A juvenile resident of The Landings has been identified and may have been linked to thefts from autos. CCPD is continuing to investigate, and victims are strongly encouraged to pursue prosecution. All residents, guests, vendors, and employees are strongly encourage to take appropriate security measures and lock their vehicles and homes, and to adequately secure their valuables and certainly firearms.

Missing Person

On Thursday, March 21, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a resident stopped at the Main Gate to report his juvenile son missing. The juvenile had left home at approximately 9:30 p.m. and had not returned. The resident advised that he also called CCPD. Security Officers began the search for the juvenile with negative results. Upon their arrival, CCPD conducted a search of the residence with negative results. At approximately 2:10 a.m., the on-duty supervisor spoke with the juvenile’s father who advised that the child had returned home safely.


Security responded to a residence on Pineside Lane on Friday, March 22, for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, Chatham Emergency Services (CES) already was on scene and attempting to put out the fire. The cause was a golf cart battery catching on fire and engulfing the garage in flames. Fortunately, everyone made it out of the home safely, and no injuries were reported. CES successfully extinguished the fire.

Traffic Safety

We continued to have internet (cloud) connection issues with the Guardian Pro Traffic Camera while it was located on Yam Gandy Road near Brandenberry Road, and no violations were recorded. The unit then was moved to Landings Way North at Wiley Bottom Road and continued having issues. Staff worked diligently with TrafficLogix to resolve the issue, and everything appears to be in order and fully operational.  From March 20 to March 26, the system recorded 78 violations with the highest recorded speed being 57 MPH. Courtesy notices for vehicles identified as traveling more than the posted speed limit will be sent.















TLA Rules and Regulations Enforcement

  • Warnings were issued to commercial vendors for not having safety cones and no logos on RFID-equipped vehicles.
  • A warning was issued to a guest for not parking on a paved surface.
  • Warnings were issued to residents for early placement of bulk trash, operating a golf cart in a cart-free zone, having an unregistered cart, and operating a golf cart without a driver’s license.

** 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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