Couple comes home to find an intruder; appliances, TV gone

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7.

The intruder, Aaron A. Dworkin, stole the residents’ washer, dryer, TV and refrigerator, according to court papers.

Dworkin, who was identified as a transient in a police report, appeared in court May 7. The judge set his bail at $150,000.

The next day, prosecutors charged him in Island County Superior Court with residential burglary, possession of meth, possession of heroin, trafficking in stolen property and theft.

According to the police report, the residents of the home had previously hired Dworkin to do some minor work at the house. He got into the house with a hide-a-key, the report indicates.

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report and arrested Dworkin as he was sitting inside the house. They found meth and heroin from his pockets, the police report states.

The deputies found prescription medicine, alleged burglary tools and a pair of scissors shaped like a chicken in a backpack he left in the house, the report states.

The residents identified the items that were missing from the house. A neighbor reported seeing a man loading a small refrigerator into a taxi company’s van.

If convicted of the charges, Dworkin could face up to 20 months in prison under the standard sentencing range.

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