On the Security Scene
A resident contacted Security on Tuesday, September 7 regarding a dog versus dog incident which occurred on Thursday, September 2. The resident advised that he was walking his dog on Buckthorn Lane when a dog from a nearby property crossed its invisible fence and attacked his dog, drawing blood. The resident did not seek veterinarian care as his dog appeared to be okay after further inspection. The resident was advised to file a report with Chatham County Animal Services. Initial attempts to make contact with the offending dog’s owner were not successful.
On Sunday, September 5, a resident contacted Security to report that someone had rung his doorbell on Pepper Bush Circle at approximately 9 p.m. and left the area. The resident did not want Security to respond and reported the incident for information purposes.
Another “ding-dong ditch’em” incident was reported in proximity to street signs being moved, and Security personnel are reviewing camera footage of the juvenile(s). Parents are reminded to ensure their children are keenly aware of the ramifications from childish pranks such as removing street or traffic signs which could cause a serious accident, or result in delayed medical response, and criminal and/or civil litigation.
On Tuesday, September 7, Security responded to the overpass on Westcross Road for a juvenile-related incident. The complainant advised that a golf cart with juveniles were at the overpass and had thrown items off the bridge, which hit a vehicle passing by on Green Island Road. The complainant was unable to provide a golf cart number. Officers patrolled the surrounding areas for the golf cart with negative results.
A lifeguard at the Franklin Creek Pool contacted Security to report an incident between two vehicles on Sunday, September 5. The lifeguard reported that one vehicle circled through the parking lot several times before throwing trash at a second vehicle. The second vehicle then followed after the first vehicle and appeared to be driving recklessly. The first vehicle was registered to a guest, and the second vehicle was registered to a resident. Security made contact with the resident regarding the incident and learned the driver of the vehicle was her juvenile daughter. The other vehicle belonged to her daughter’s friend. The resident apologized for the incident and stated she would speak with her daughter. The resident called back about an hour later to update Security on the issue and advise that the trash left at the Franklin Creek Pool area was cleaned up.
A concerned resident emailed Security about observing children riding bicycles in the community. The cyclists crossed several busy streets and completely disregarded stop signs and looking both ways. A great resource to review for all cyclists can be found at https://bikeleague.org/ridesmartvideos. Please, share the road and ride safely and responsibly.
** 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 all reports are provided below. **