On the Security Scene
While performing routine patrols on Tuesday, January 26, an officer noticed graffiti on a street sign on Little Comfort Road. It is unknown when the sign was vandalized.
A bat house behind Oakridge #1 tee, facing the lagoon in a stand of pine trees, was vandalized on Sunday evening, January 24. Perhaps the incident was initiated with a golf cart or all-terrain vehicle. Aircraft-grade aluminum support poles were shattered, and the bat house was damaged beyond repair. No witnesses have yet come forth but are encouraged to do so. Investigations into the incident are underway by The Landings Club and The Landings Association to include a review of the possible availability of video surveillance records. Under Georgia statutes and United States Federal Law, including the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1956, it is illegal to possess, injure, or kill endangered bats or to damage their habitats. Violators are subject to fines and up to six months in prison.
On Monday, January 25, an officer performing patrols in the Village and Deer Creek areas noticed a truck parked in front of the Deer Creek Village gatehouse. As the officer approached, the vehicle drove away. After the vehicle drove way, the officer witnessed two individuals with power tools walking on the community path. The officer spoke with the individuals and explained that they had to be authorized by Security to enter the community. He further advised that a commercial pass was required if they were working in The Landings. The officer escorted the individuals to the North Gate to be authorized for entry and to purchase a pass.