On the Security Scene
Landings Security and Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) responded to Shearwater Court for a report of a missing person at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18. The resident advised that his wife had left the residence at approximately 3 p.m. and had not returned. He informed the officers that she has Alzheimer’s, and he was concerned for her safety. A check of the ABDi database showed that she had entered the Oakridge Gate at approximately 4:15 p.m. so officers checked the Oakridge area as well as the Village with negative results. At approximately 5:50 p.m., a resident contacted the Main Gate and stated that he had found the man’s wife at a store on White Bluff Road. Contact was made with her husband who advised that he would pick her up from that location.
On Saturday, February 15, Landings Security responded to the Shellrake area for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a trash can containing a fire. The officer attempted to extinguish the fire. However, the wind reignited the flames. Chatham Emergency Services (CES) was contacted and successfully put out the fire. No further damages were reported, and the cause of the fire is unknown.
Security responded to Canticle Lane on Wednesday, February 12, for a report of property damage. The homeowner advised that he noticed the floodlight near his garage was not working. Upon further inspection, he found that the motion detector was broken from the base of the light and hanging loose as though it had been knocked off by something. The resident advised that he had not received any complaints about the light and was not aware of anyone who would have caused the damage. The officer advised that Security would canvas the area to see if anyone had noticed someone on the property or if any other property damage was discovered. Extra patrols were performed.
On Friday, February 14, an officer answering the Oakridge call box denied entry to a man who claimed to work with a pool company but did not have a pass or an RFID. The officer advised the man that he would need to purchase a daily pass from the North Gate and be preauthorized by a resident. After denying entry to the man, the officer witnessed the individual attempt to tailgate another vehicle through the gate unsuccessfully. Approximately two minutes later, the man rammed the Oakridge residential gate arm causing damage to the gate and illegally entering the community. CCPD was notified, and patrols attempted to locate the individual without success. A review of the Aviligon camera system showed the vehicle exiting the community, and subsequently, the island immediately after taking out the barrier arm. A report was filed with CCPD, and once it is available, a bill for the damages will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Landings Security responded to the area of Landings Way North on Saturday, February 15, for a report of trespassing. The responding officer found three male subjects who previously had attempted to gain entry at the Main Gate but were denied as they had not been preauthorized by a resident. The men, later identified as SCAD students, explained that they had been running in the area with another team member but had not been in contact with him for about an hour and were trying to locate him. They further clarified that they usually run with their coach who obtains preauthorization for them through a friend living in the community. Since they were unable to provide the resident’s name to confirm their authorization, the officer escorted them back to the Main Gate. The on-duty supervisor, along with one of the students, patrolled the area and located the other team member near the dog park. The supervisor explained our rules about access management and escorted the four students to Publix, where they had parked their vehicle.
On Friday, February 14, a patrol officer heard what appeared to be approximately four gunshots while performing a golf cart registration at a residence on Lillibridge Crossing. Patrols were performed in the surrounding areas with negative findings, and there were no further reports of gunshots being heard.
On Saturday, February 20, Landings Security responded to Islanders’ Retreat for a report of a suspicious person. The officer made contact with the individual who advised that he was a Landings Club employee and had been dropped off at the Deer Creek Village Gate. He further stated that he had gotten lost on the way to work. After confirming that the individual was an employee, the officer gave him a ride to the Deer Creek Club.
Executing Evacuations: Large Scale Planning Seminar
Assistant General Manager/CAO Karl Stephens and Security Director Tim Cook attended the Executing Evacuations: Large Scale Planning Seminar offered by Georgia Tech at their Savannah campus on Wednesday, February 19. The seminar provided valuable information about large scale evacuation planning and computer-generated models.