2 Teens Accused Of Stealing Vehicle


A teenager, who robbed two stores in Cape Vincent in January, has been arrested again - this time for allegedly stealing a vehicle with a friend.

State police arrested 18 year old Rafael Cabrera-Jones and his alleged accomplice, 18 year old Jesse Blake, both of 22480 State Route 12 in the town of Watertown.

The teens were each charged with a felony count of third-degree grand larceny.

Blake and Cabrera-Jones are accused of stealing a 2006 GMC from a residence on Brown Road in the town of Pamelia. 

The two suspects were arraigned in Brownville Town Court and ordered held in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 bond. 

State Police were assisted by Jefferson County District Attorney Investigators and the Jefferson County Department of Social Services Investigators. 

Additional charges are pending.

In January, the sheriff's department charged Cabrera-Jones with two counts of second-degree robbery.

Officials said Cabrera-Jones was wearing a ski mask when he entered the Cape Dairy store and displayed a gun, which turned out to be a starter pistol.

While authorities were investigating that robbery, they received a call that another holdup had taken place at the Cape Vincent Liquor Store.

Again, officials said Cabrera-Jones wore a ski mask and displayed the pistol.

About 15 minutes after the liquor store robbery, police said they followed footprints from the scene to an apartment house at 544 East Broadway Street.

Cabrera-Jones was arrested.

The next day, the teen's parents told 7 News their son needs psychiatric help.

According to a May 6 report in the Watertown Daily Times, Cabrera-Jones pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery.

He was sentenced to time served and five years' probation, the newspaper reported.

The article also said, he was granted youthful offender status.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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