there aren't obvious patterns in criminal activity. Sometimes they use code words, but the code words are different for every criminal.
I heavily used code-words at one place simply because the office politics were so intense that little things created drama storms.
Bob: "How's the hopper rider and the green peas?"
Me: "Oh, the Flanagan popped a rabbit, which agitated the mountaineer again."
Bob: "Yeah, their fiddle-sticks pack a punch. Good thing the Flux Whopper can plug the hole, otherwise Mr. Owl's tree branch would hang the cheese and us with it."
Me: "I know what you mean. Hammerheadding almost always beats painted planetariums."
Bob: "At least Spiderman didn't frisk the Joker's tentacle."
Me: "Indeed, I hate it when that happens. Take care, see ya tomorrow."
Bob: "Sure, don't let the plaid horse-bugs bite."
People thought we were on LSD, but at least we avoided trouble.