POLICE BEAT

Bangor transient charged with possession of bath salts

Posted April 19, 2012, at 10:33 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 23-year-old Bangor man was arrested last week after Bangor police officers were called to handle a fight on Grove Street.

When they arrived at the location, officers determined that Kirk DePhilippo, whom police say is a transient, was wanted on an active warrant and that he was in possession of a white powder believed to be bath salts.

DePhilippo was taken to Penobscot County Jail on the warrants and on a charge of unlawful possession of a synthetic hallucinogen.

DePhilippo’s April 11 arrest was his second so far this year. A resident of Glenburn at that time, he led a Bangor police officer on a brief foot chase on Main Street after a traffic stop. DePhilippo’s driver’s license was suspended at the time and he was charged with being a habitual offender of state motor vehicle laws.

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