David Hesterbey, 48, of Santa Barbara, Calif., faces first-degree burglary and petty theft charges and is being held on $70,000 bail, officials said in a statement.
Hesterbey allegedly vaulted a 9-foot fence early Thursday and entered the actress's rented house on the Pacific Coast Highway, prosecutors said. Aniston's employees told investigators that Hesterbey said he was "looking for Jennifer," authorities said.
Sheriff's deputies who found him walking along the beach near Aniston's home arrested him later that day, reports the Associated Press. The actress – who is in Chicago shooting The Break Up with Vince Vaughan – was not at home at the time.
Hesterbey has a prior burglary conviction in Santa Barbara County, prosecutors said.
An attorney for Hesterbey could not be located for comment. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Sept. 7.
In a related development, the court issued a temporary restraining order Friday against Hesterbey after Aniston, 36, filed a petition against him. The order bars him from contacting the actress and he also must stay away from her home, workplace or vehicle.
A hearing on the temporary restraining order is scheduled for Sept. 14.