(AP) The Spokane police and sheriff's departments operate a tip line to record information from callers about crimes. It gets about a dozen calls a day, but not all are tips.
The sheriff's department said people call with questions about boating regulations and what businesses are open on holidays.
Other questions on the police tip line asked how to thaw a 12-pound turkey, how long to wait after a death to read a will, and, "Who can I get to come over and pick up my claw-foot bathtub?"
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