Crime

Richard Pedro Perez III, known as “Pedie” to his friends and family. (File Photo, 2008)

Friends and family paint a picture of Richard Perez as sometimes troublesome – but not dangerous

The first fatal officer-involved shooting in Richmond since 2007 saw the death of Richard “Pedie” Perez III, 24, on Sept. 14. This has shocked the Iron Triangle neighborhood, where Perez lived, and we spoke to...
Lt. Andre Hill held a press conference last Thursday to answer questions about Ronald Guinto's arrest. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Schoolteacher charged with sex crimes against children pleads not guilty

The Contra Costa County District Attorney filed felony charges against Mira Vista Elementary School teacher Ron Guinto, raising his bail to $17 million, police spokesperson Lt. Andre Hill confirmed last Friday. If convicted, Guinto faces...