Galt police officers arrested a man who they say ditched a gun and tried to flee on foot Monday night.
Officers received a call around 11:30 p.m. from the 800 block of Wristen Way; the caller said a man was walking down the street carrying a handgun. When Galt officers arrived, they said the suspect, 43-year-old Michael White of Galt, ran.
During the foot pursuit, police said White tossed the gun into the front yard of a home. He was soon caught and arrested, and officers found the gun, which they say was registered to White.
White was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm in public.