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Hezekia Dillard Wasserstein

Homeless man arrested for charging cellphone in for-sale house

A homeless man is facing first-degree burglary and third-degree theft charges after allegedly entering an Ashland house that is for sale and charging his cellphone.

Hezekia Dillard Wasserstein, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Conditions for first-degree burglary, a felony, include entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, according to Oregon law.

Third-degree theft, a misdemeanor, can cover the theft of anything with a value of less than $100, including services such as electricity.

The house Wasserstein allegedly entered in the 300 block of North Main Street is described in real estate listings as a vintage Craftsman-style house with a separate living unit.

He was being held Monday in the Jackson County Jail on $22,500 bail, according to jail records.

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