A man and woman in their 20s were arrested during the Estevan Police Service's Monday night shift after being found hiding in a vacant dwelling.

EPS received a complaint of an unwanted male in a residence. When police arrived, they were told he had left shortly after the call.

But police were called back after, with the complainant saying the male was back in the yard. Police returned, and didn't find him in the yard.

"We were told that the male might be in a vacant residence next door," said Cst. Lana Gropp. "K9 Max was utilized to search the residence for any persons inside. Police gave warnings to present themselves before the dog was released. Two people came to the door and were arrested without incident."

A 22-year-old woman is scheduled to answer to her charge of unlawfully being in a dwelling on May 29.

A 26-year-old man was charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling and for breaching the conditions of his release order. He was kept in custody ahead of a court appearance Tuesday morning.

Gropp said the reason the man and woman were in the vacant residence was to hide from police.

Gropp said they did not need a warrant because the information they got was the people were hiding from police and returning to the residence that was the location of the initial call as soon as police left.