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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.
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Individuals can provide anonymous tips or information via the crime line at (847) 695-4195 or by texting 847-411 and including the ELGINPD in the beginning of the text, along with the message.
Instead of accompanying policemen on their raids, citizens in this case were encouraged to seek out dropboxes in police stations, where they could drop anonymous tips for the antidrug war.
"We do get from time to time anonymous tips which can be really helpful, especially when you get a bigger case like this," Sgt.
Used in over 1,400 communities throughout the US, tip411 enables anyone with a cell phone to text anonymous tips to authorized personnel within an agency.
Editors' note: This story has been updated to change the number for anonymous tips
(15) Second, this casenote analyzes the historical background of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence on informants' tips, as well as the approaches lower courts have taken on anonymous tips alleging drunk or erratic driving.
Messages and anonymous tips can be left at (508) 949-3874 or left on the department's website at www.websterpolice.com.
Police said the service can be used to report crimes, pass anonymous tips or ask for more information.
What do an itchy hang glider, a crooked politician, a reporter who gets anonymous tips about events before they actually happen, a neighbor who harbors dozens of cats, an artist sister who's engaged to an activist boyfriend, and a spotted creature on the verge of extinction all have in common?
Some of the more ambitious weblogs solicit anonymous tips from inside Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters, and pounce gleefully on any scrap of information about future product releases.
[] Anonymous tips. Fraud warnings can come in the form of telephone messages or anonymous letters from employees or volunteers.
Jim Mason, litigation attorney of the HSLDA, described the state High Court's decision as "a great victory for parents in North Carolina," since it "means that families will be protected from aggressive social workers who are acting solely on the basis of anonymous tips."
The building was searched after authorities received at least two anonymous tips, including one from someone who identified himself or herself as a funeral home employee, according to Mayor Jack Ford.
Supreme Court has had several occasions to analyze the reliability of anonymous tips, calls, or reports in other contexts.
In fact, more than 500 anonymous tips on corporate accounting irregularities have recently been pouring into the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site each month, says Simon Platt, Deloitte & Touche LLP's national director of Forensic and Investigative Services.