On the Security Scene

Courtesy of Landings Security

Vehicle Accidents

A resident stopped at the Main Gate on Thursday, April 18, to report damage to his vehicle. He advised that he struck a deer while traveling on Diamond Causeway a few minutes prior to stopping at the gate. He further stated that the deer ran from the location and was possibly injured but could not be located. The vehicle sustained damage to the front end on the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver did not sustain any injuries.

On Sunday, April 21, Security, Chatham County Police Department (CCPD), Chatham Emergency Services (CES), and Skidaway Island First Responders (SIFR) responded to the intersection of Landings Way North and Romerly Road North for a report of an accident with injuries between a golf cart and a vehicle. Since northbound and southbound traffic on Landings Way North was blocked due to the accident, Security Officers assisted with traffic control. According to witnesses, the driver of the golf cart was coming from Romerly Road and ran the stop sign at Landings Way North. The driver then completed a U-turn in the middle of Landings Way North and struck the vehicle that was traveling northbound. The driver of the cart was treated on scene for her injuries and transported to a local hospital for further treatment. The golf cart sustained significant damage and was removed from the scene by a tow truck. CCPD found the driver of the golf cart at fault for the accident.

While performing routine patrols on Tuesday, April 23, a Security Officer noticed a vehicle pulled over on Landings Way South with the hazard lights activated. The Officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle who advised that he had just left his home on Cotton Crossing West when a deer ran out of the bushes and into the side of his vehicle. He further stated that the deer continued running into the woods after making contact with the vehicle. There was visible damage to the driver’s side front fender as well as the front bumper of the vehicle. The driver and his children who were in the vehicle did not sustain any injuries. CCPD was not contacted as the driver advised that he needed to take his children to school.


Security and CES-Fire responded to Hemingway Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, the responding Officer could smell smoke and see light smoke coming from the attic rafters above the garage. Security assisted with traffic control while CES extinguished the fire. The fire was allegedly caused by some still-smoldering items in the resident’s trash can, which caught the trash can and the side of the house on fire. The resident was able to extinguish the fire with a water hose but did not realize that it had moved to the interior wall and attic area. There was minor damage caused by the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Traffic Safety

The Guardian Pro camera/LIDAR system remained on Landings Way North at Wiley Bottom Road. From April 17 to April 23, the system recorded 83 violations with the highest recorded speed being 55 MPH. Two vehicles were identified as CCPD Officers responding to a call, and a few were Security Officers validating the Guardian Pro calibration. Staff sent 66 courtesy notices for the last two weeks to those individuals who are recorded exceeding the posted speed limit.













TLA Rules and Regulations Enforcement

  • A $100 citation was issued to a vendor for not having logos on an RFID-equipped vehicle and parking in an unauthorized area.
  • Warnings were issued to vendors for the following:
    • No safety cones
    • No logos on RFID-equipped vehicles
    • Parking in an unauthorized area
    • Obstructing traffic
  • The following citations with fines were issued to residents:
    • $50 for parking on an unpaved surface
    • $25 for parking on an unpaved surface
  • Warnings were issued to residents and guests for overnight parking on the street, habitual parking of a trailer, operating in a golf cart free zone, and operating a golf cart without a 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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