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Ron Jones

Ron Jones began his television career in 1988 while working as an officer for the Oakland Police Department. Not only did he patrol the streets of Oakland as an officer but he was featured in cable television commercials related to crime prevention. He was later given the opportunity to write, produce, and host numerous crime prevention and public affairs shows for the City of Oakland called “Bay Area Crime Watch” and “OPD on TV”. Those shows featured wanted people in Northern California and crime prevention tips.

Email: rjones@kovr.com
Twitter: @ronjonesreports

Ron Jones

Ron Jones

His talents later landed him on local cable television public affairs show called “City Speaks” where he co-anchored with now KPIX Evening Magazine host Malou Nubla. Ron was later promoted to sergeant and became the public information officer for OPD in 1994.

After being inspired and mentored by KPIX reporter Sherri Hu, he left OPD and ventured out of law enforcement and was offered his first television news reporter job with CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. While there, he was quickly promoted to weekend news anchor and reporter. In 1996, his television talents then brought him back to his Northern California roots where he worked as the weekend anchor for seven years for KCRA. During his tenure at KCRA, he covered everything from crime to education in the central valley. In 2001 Ron temporary left the news business to take care of his ailing parents.

Ron returned to the Bay Area in 2003 to join the KPIX family in San Francisco as he co-anchored for the weekend morning show with Sydney Kohara.

In 2004, Ron joined CBS13, where he is currently the weekend anchor.

Ron is married to his high school sweetheart. Together they have four children.

Mario Lopez

Police Searching For Burglary Suspect Who Tried To Turn Himself In

Investigators are calling Mario Lopez a career criminal. He’s frustrated police for months, as he and several others are responsible for a lot of home and car burglaries.


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Sister Helps Rescue Sacramento Girl From Sex Slave Epidemic

Investigators tell CBS13 that the family called from a Denny’s off of Interstate 80 in Sacramento saying that the teen was being held at a local motel.



Sacramento County Murder Suspect May Be Heading North To Redding

Dinette Patterson, 38, is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators say Patterson stabbed a victim to death in an apartment on Friday night.


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Judge Rejects Yolo County Sheriff’s Concealed Weapons Policy

A federal judge ruled against the Yolo County Sheriff’s concealed weapons permit policy, meaning he may have to loosen his grip on permits.


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Roseville Police Credit Patrol Work With Breaking Burglary Ring

Roseville Police say the weeks-long investigation nabbed four people who were part of the ring, which spanned across Roseville.


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Gang Sweep Results In West Sacramento Arrests Of Four Norteno Members

Four known gang members are off the street tonight as part of a multi-agency gang sweep and drug bust in West Sacramento.


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Law Enforcement Officers Conduct Drug, Gang Operation In West Sacramento Neighborhood

Multiple law-enforcement agencies descended on a West Sacramento neighborhood Tuesday for a gang sweep and drug bust.


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Sacramento County Shootings Put Administrative Leave In Spotlight

When it comes to pulling the trigger, officers say they don’t shoot to wound, but to stop the threat, which can lead to death.


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Sacramento’s Hotel Marshall Owner Evicting Tenants For Redesign

Tenants at the low-income Hotel Marshall in downtown Sacramento have been given 90 days to move out as the owner plans to turn it into a high-end boutique hotel.


Alvarez at his conviction hearing in February. (Credit: CBS13)

West Sacramento Police Officer Guilty Of Sexual Assaults In Uniform

The Yolo County District Attorney says the severity of Sergio Alvarez’s crimes require an equally strong sentence.



Roseville Athlete Accused Of Recording Sex With Minors Appears In Court

Shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit, Roseville’s Woodcreek High School wrestling standout was whisked into the courtroom and seated with his attorney.


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Former Dixon High Student Opens Up About Relationship With Coach

She admits she was young and naive when she got involved with Troy Hensley—something she says she doesn’t know why it happened.