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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After an anonymous tip for a welfare check, police responded to the home address where further investigations revealed a bullet hole in the mattress on which the teen's mother had been sleeping.
There is also a district anonymous tip hotline at (630) 529-3001.
Detectives have re-opened a cold case involving a Filipina-Hispanic woman who went missing 16 years ago, after an anonymous tip led them to believe she was killed.
An anonymous tip is a lead, but we need to have evidence of who has committed the fly-tipping.
The airline's president, David Maimon, said Flight 002 from John F Kennedy airport touched down after an anonymous tip was received regarding a potential bomb threat on board.
SPRINGFIELD - An anonymous tip led police officers on Saturday to arrest a rape suspect they've been looking for since February.
Anonymous tip lines are a way for students to report their concerns without disclosing their identity, allowing the proper officials and authorities to respond to the threats and potentially prevent violence from occurring, according to the National School Safety Center (NSSC).
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.
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.
And never before has that adage been more clearly illustrated than by the CareerBuilder Anonymous Tip Giver.
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.
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.