anonymous tip

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anonymous tip

Information about something (typically criminal or illegal activity) that is offered by an anonymous source. We've received an anonymous tip that there is going to be a major drug deal tonight at the harbor.
See also: tip
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0 features anonymous tip delegation and escalation, streamlined community alert creation, publication, and social media connections, and a user-friendly administrative dashboard with enhanced reporting features to view key agency metrics.
52 in employment support allowance - but was caught after an anonymous tip from the public that he was working as the assistant manager of a pizza shop, earning PS2,000 a month.
You can also leave an anonymous tip on-line at crimestoppers-brant.
The reason cops searched the bags is because they received an anonymous tip someone in Justin's party had drugs in their luggage," a source told TMZ.
Summary: Police have uncovered at least 14 bodies in a hidden grave after receiving an anonymous tip in the Mexican resort-town of Acapulco.
WORCESTER - The Police Department's text messaging and online anonymous tip services, which were rolled out a month ago, have already netted information on homicides and a fatal motor vehicle crash.
Falco, 73, was arrested last week in Daly City after police received an anonymous tip.
Just two weeks ago, Glendale police following an anonymous tip arrested a 42-year-old woman on suspicion of prostitution in the 2900 block of Honolulu Avenue, where an unmarked office housed a massage clinic -- the sixth person nabbed on suspicion of the misdemeanor in the La Crescenta-Montrose area since December.
An initial lawsuit filed by the Wallace family ended in a mistrial in July of 2005 after just three days of testimony when an anonymous tip led to the discovery that a police detective intentionally hid statements by a prison informant linking the killing to former officers David Mack and Rafael Perez.
GARDAI in Ballybunion have confirmed that the discovery of a ball belonging to a famous Bill Clinton Monument in County Kerry was due to an anonymous tip off received by a publican in Ballylongford.
David Pope was wrongfully convicted of rape and freed after 15 years when the DA's office reopened the case after receiving an anonymous tip.
A common thread in these cases is that the police, at least in the opinion of the reviewing court, failed to take adequate steps to corroborate the reliability of an anonymous tip before acting.
John Woodke at 942-9145 or the department's anonymous tip line at 767-0504.
Late one balmy evening in August 2000, Italian police, acting on an anonymous tip, burst through the door of room 341 at the Hotel Europa outside Milan.
Two weeks later, Franklin County Children's Services, acting on an anonymous tip, seized the child, placing her with a foster family that refuses to allow her to wear a dress or jewelry.