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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The case came to the police's attention after they received an anonymous tip on the helpline.
He was sentenced to five years in prison without the possibility of parole.<br />On appeal, Mack argued through counsel that the seizure was invalid because the anonymous tip did not give the police reasonable articulable suspicion of his involvement in illegal activity.<br />The Court of Special Appeals agreed, citing the U.S.
Worcester magistrates were told the horses were found by RSPCA officers following an anonymous tip, and Davis admitted neglect.
Even if it is an anonymous tip, perhaps to her mother, make sure this comes to light.
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&nbsp;the teen's mother had been sleeping.&nbsp;Police also recovered a gun from the house.
Rotterdam, Safar 17, 1438, Nov 17, 2016, SPA -- An anonymous tip about a possible security threat at Rotterdam airport led to a major police operation on Thursday, according to authorities.
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.
The anonymous tip led officers to a mobile home park in the 4400 block of Daisy Street, where Acevedo-Alvarez was staying with another woman, the sergeant said.
California, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an officer who receives an anonymous tip of reckless driving does not have to corroborate erratic or suspicious driving to initiate a traffic stop.
After several days, an anonymous tip led to the detection and its return.
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).
He claimed PS3,386.98 in housing benefit, PS914.10 in Council Tax benefit and PS14,286.52 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.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 and follow up on your existing tip.
Summary: Police have uncovered at least 14 bodies in a hidden grave after receiving an anonymous tip in the Mexican resort-town of Acapulco.
Falco, 73, was arrested last week in Daly City after police received an anonymous tip.