Woodway Public Safety officers found two people hiding in closets after officers found a home that had been broken into.
A Woodway Public Safety spokesman said the incident occurred late Sunday night when the officer spotted a car near a house that was unoccupied – because the owner recently passed away.
When he checked the car, he found it unlocked with a cell phone lying in plain view in the seat.
Thinking this odd, the officer checked around the house and found a crowbar near the front door with the door damaged by a forced entry.
Entering the house, he found a man and woman hiding in separate closets.
The man had keys in his pocket that matched the car the officer had stopped to check.
Arrested on charges of burglary of a habitation was Elita Deeann Arriaga.
The man identified as Dewayne Joseph Ricks, was found to have a substance suspected of being methamphetamine and was charged with burglary of a habitation and possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.
Both were transported to the McLennan County Jail, where they were booked in about 2:30 a.m. Monday.
Arriaga posted $10,000 bond, and was released at 5:52 p.m. Monday and Ricks posted a total of $15,000 bond on his two charges, and was released at 5:42 p.m. Monday.