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  • Individuals from another state or another area of Ohio paying large cash down payments for tracts of land (or paying for land totally in cash
  • Individuals with no experience or knowledge about ranching or farming buying that type of land and indicating no visible means of support
  • Unusual amount of vehicular traffic (especially at night) carrying unknown individuals on and off the property with entrance gates always being locked after entry
  • Property with excessive security posted, ( i.e. signs advertising alarm systems, "beware of dog" and "keep out" signs), high fences, heavy chains and locks on gates, etc.
  • Use of guard dogs, especially in certain areas of the property, i.e. around tin barn or building in an isolated area of the property
  • The building of a large green house or tin barn on property where these structures would not normally be utilized
  • Erection of tents or the utilization of camper trailers or other recreational vehicles on wooded property with no evidence of recreational activities
  • Utilization of a large amount of PVC pipe and hose for irrigation of unknown type of crop in a heavily wooded area
  • Large outbuildings on the property where suspicious activity is observed and doors/windows are kept closed
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