According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, Patrolman Todd Stemm noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at West End Car Wash at approximately 11:30 p.m.
While performing a peripheral walk around of the outside of the vehicle, Stemm could apparently see pry bars and other items, which could potentially be used during a break in, lying on the front seat.
As back up arrived to the scene, one officer noticed a suspicious male run from the area of L&S Glass, 912 West National Avenue.
After a short foot pursuit, Joe L. Hofmann, 31, Jasonville, was taken into custody.
Meanwhile, the other officer discovered someone had broken a window to gain access to the business.
During an initial pat down of Hofmann, officers located several "obvious items" from L&S Glass on his person.
Hofmann was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for booking on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, burglary and theft.
Hofmann remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond while awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar this week.