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Lindsay Tipped Off to Search Warrant

2/2/2011 9:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the Lindsay Lohan necklace caper tell TMZ ... they believe Lindsay was tipped off after the judge signed the search warrant yesterday ... and she returned the jewelry before her house could be raided.

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We've learned the warrant was signed by Judge Katherine Mader at 3:45 PM Tuesday.  The LAPD was making plans to execute the warrant -- which authorized cops to search for the necklace at Lindsay's home in Venice, CA. 

But somehow -- before the search was conducted -- Lindsay's stylist showed up at an LAPD substation and returned the $2,500 necklace.

Sources connected with the case tell us ... they believe someone told Lindsay the warrant was in play.  Otherwise, they say, why would she have her stylist go to the LAPD to return the jewelry rather than the jewelry store?

Our sources believe Lindsay tried making a preemptive move, but we're told ultimately returning the jewelry won't be a factor in deciding whether to prosecute her.

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1.

namers    

Tick-tock.

1359 days ago
2.

Michael    

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT THIS CHICK AWAY!

SHE IS A PLAGUE ON THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

1359 days ago
3.

not me    

Yes, it was on another website TMZ. We all knew about it. You guys are late!

1359 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

I'm guessing Lindsey pooped out a replica. The necklace looks like a frozen turd. Clear the room when the returned "necklace" starts to thaw. It won't be pretty.

1359 days ago
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Tammy    

This means there are people on the LAPD, or in the courts, on her payroll.

1359 days ago
6.

Butterfly    

Just like Charlie, she walks! No charges!

1359 days ago
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6one9    

Lindsay is sream``ing````````````` Please come LOCK my dumb ass UP`````` once and for all``````` please!! What a douche`bag she really is!! Only ````` in Hollywood!!

1359 days ago
8.

John    

UH, this is not an "exclusive" story. I read this a few hours ago on another celebrity site. Nice try though, Harvey, with your newsroom of 20-something minions with no education or real journalism experience.

1359 days ago
9.

Anthony    

I don't understand this girl. Obviously she needs more rehab and some jail time to make her realize how good of a life she could have if she stopped acting like such a ****. I can't believe after all she has been through she keeps making the same type of bone head mistakes over and over again.

1359 days ago
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How now brown cow    

#2 yup!

1359 days ago
11.

Phil    

What do Lindsay's words matter to any cop, or store, or judge or anyone? She herself is an admitted liar. The only thing that will save Linsday at this time in her life is serious jail time. No more breaks. If Lindsay is let go on this crime she will end in a ball of fire and the courts will be the ones responsible for not handling her correctly.

1359 days ago
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6one9    

tick tick tick is exactly right ``````````` #1. ITA ~~~ ☺

1359 days ago
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@markl17    

Lindsay is still on probation and subject to search at any time. So why the need for a warrant?

1359 days ago
14.

Phil    

#4 Tellthetruth59

Is DINA LOHAN.

1359 days ago
15.

Scott    

The full story is her old man was supposed to return it but had heart problems....if not for the papsmears intrupting his dinner at Jack in the box he would have done so. Here we go.......he is gonna do another press conference and make more money. Lindsay no matter what daddy says your on your own.

Peace

1359 days ago
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