Castlegar Citizens On Patrol hit the jackpot in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
They spotted a vehicle parked in front of a hole in the fence at a business on Minto Road.
The RCMP were called and they found a woman in the passenger seat. Attention and that of the special dog unit were then turned to another possible suspect.
Corporal Debbie Postnikoff says a 42 year old man was found hiding on the compound.
The Salmo couple have been charged with break and enter.