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• SERVICES SET FOR GALT OFFICER KILLED BY SUSPECT: GALT  (AP) — Authorities say the public is invited to attend funeral services for a Galt police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Officials say the funeral for Kevin Tonn is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Adventure Christian Church in Roseville.

Following the services at the church, a funeral procession to Sierra Hills Memorial Park & East Lawn Mortuary is planned.

After the procession and graveside service, there will be a reception held at the Citrus Heights Community Center.

Tonn was shot when he went to question a possible suspect who fit the description of a burglar police were looking for a little before noon Wednesday.

Authorities say the gunman — 30-year-old Humphrey Kenneth Gascon Jr. — then shot and killed himself.

Galt police say the 35-year-old Tonn was a 3 1/2-year veteran of the department

• STOCKTON POLICE ARREST 3 FOR LOADED HANDGUN: STOCKTON — Two men and a teen were arrested Friday night for possession of a loaded gun.

The Stockton Police’s Community Response Team and San Joaquin County-wide Multi-Agency Gang Taskforce officers pulled over a car near Water View Lane and Carolyn Weston Boulevard at 8 p.m.

Inside of the car, officers found a stolen handgun that was loaded. Officers arrested the three occupants of the car.

Police said Janai Harris, 19, and Robert Duckworth, 18, were arrested on weapons charges; a 17-year-old boy was also arrested.

• POLICE LOOKING FOR HIT AND RUN SUSPECT: STOCKTON — A man was injured after being hit by a SUV late Friday night.

Stockton Police said the driver of the SUV hit the man on the 300 block of N. Sierra Nevada Street around 10 p.m. then fled the scene.

When crews arrive on scene, they found a Hispanic man in his 40s unconscious. Police said the man was taken to a medical center out of the area for treatment for serious injuries.

Police said the suspect vehicle is described as an older model red SUV, possibly a Tahoe or Bronco; it was last seen traveling east on Lindsay Street.

• COPPER THIEVES CAUSE $100,000 IN DAMAGES: JAMESTOWN — Tuolumne County narcotics enforcement officers caught three suspected copper thieves in the act Friday morning.

The two officers were making a business check at 6911 Obyrnes Ferry Road at 11:15 a.m. They heard what sounded like hand saws being used coming from inside the building, said Tuolumne County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Tulumne. Looking in a window, they said they saw a man who appeared to be sawing something.

Wilson said the officers identified themselves and called for the man to come out. Instead, he made a hand gesture indicating the officers should wait a minute and then he disappeared from view.

Moments later, the officers said a car with three men in it came from behind the building and drove out onto the road.

Wilson said the officers followed and made a traffic stop on the car and detained the occupants.

A search of the car’s trunk revealed copper wiring and other copper materials believed stripped from the business, Wilson said.

The damage to the building from the removal of the metal was estimated at more than $100,000, he said.

The three men, identified as Joseph Mcintyre, 45; Sean Mcintyre, 51; and Johnny Tuck, 43, were arrested and booked into Tuolumne County Jail for felony vandalism and burglary.

• THIEF STEALS CITY TRUCK NEAR POLICE DEPARTMENT: STOCKTON — A Stockton city truck, clearly marked, was stolen right outside of the Stockton Police Department Friday morning.

Three public works employees were changing road signs at the corner of Washington and El Dorado, near the back entrance to the police department and in front of parked patrol cars. The workers said they positioned two city trucks at opposite ends of the intersection with their emergency lights flashing, while they climbed onto the one with the lift. The truck underneath the overpass had its key in the ignition.

The thief didn’t get very far - just one block down El Dorado to Market Street, which is directly in front of the police station.

Police officers said the woman was drunk. They identified her as 44-year-old Deanna Peters. She was arrested and booked into custody on suspicion of auto theft, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence.

Peters was cut off at the intersection by another public works employee and then police just backed up the truck into the police department’s parking lot.