hot sheet n.
1. (US police) a list of stolen property and of crimes under investigation.
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Bridgeport Post (CT) 22 Oct. 49/6: Patrolman Richard Crooks [...] found the auto was one listed on the police ‘hot sheet’ — a record of stolen cars.|
|Little Boy Blue (1995) 103: The car [...] won’t be on the hot sheet until tomorrow.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 112: There are no ’48 to ’50 purple Mercurys on the hot sheet, so it is very doubtful that we’re dealing with a stolen car.|
|Tragic Magic 86: It would be at least six or seven o’clock at night before this TV went on the hot sheet.|
|Shame the Devil 15: He had called in the plate numbers of the Ford, and now he was waiting to see if the car was on the hot sheet.|
|Night Gardener 132: They don’t have no Faberge eggs on no hot sheet.|
2. (US black) the list of members of opposite gangs that are considered serious enemies.
|Source Aug. 147: He was affiliated with the 20s; but he wasn’t on our Insane hot sheet.|