Monday’s Wheel of Justice Includes Kidnapping, Forgery, and Theft Cases

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New Orleans police say someone tried to kidnap a female from a bus stop in New Orleans East Monday morning.  According to police, the man used a gun to force the victim into his car then drove away while exposing himself.  Police say the victim jumped from the car while it was moving on the I-10 service road.  Police checked security cameras in the area and released some photos of the car that they say was involved.  It’s green with tinted windows and could be a two door Lexus.

Along with the kidnapping case, Monday’s Wheel of Justice report included a man who smashed the window of a store in the 1000 block of Canal Street at about 4:30 Friday morning and stole a stack of pants from a display rack.

Richard Michaels

Richard Michaels (photo from NOPD)

Also in Monday’s report, we showed you video of a man who police identify as Richard Michaels who police say stole money from a business in the 1200 block of Royal Street.  They say security camera footage shows Michaels going into the business.  They say he sometimes goes by the alias Steven Berrier.

Finally, Monday’s Wheel of Justice report included security camera footage of a man who St Charles deputies call a person of interest in a forgery case.  According to deputies, someone has been stealing bill payments from people’s mailboxes, changing the “pay to” line, and cashing them.  Deputies say the checks were stolen from mailboxes on Barton Avenue as well as Davis, Primrose, Lakewood, and Cottage drives and St John and Apple courts.  All of the thefts happened in the Luling area.  Deputies are suggesting that people in the area mail their bills from an area post office instead of leaving the checks in their mailboxes until the thief is captured.

If you have information on any of the cases reported in Monday’s Wheel of Justice report, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 and collect your reward.