Police: Man trespasses on Spirit of Norfolk, breaks items on deck


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Police say they arrested a man Friday morning for allegedly trespassing onto the Spirit of Norfolk ship and breaking items.

Conor Bowman, 27, of Liverpool, was arrested Friday and charged with felony destruction of property and misdemeanor trespassing.

Police were called to the 200 block of Waterside Drive around 6:30 a.m. Friday for a suspicious situation, police public information officer Daniel Hudson wrote in an email.

The caller said a person was on the ship breaking items on the top deck.

Police arrived to find Bowman allegedly on the top deck of the ship.

He was taken into custody without incident, Hudson said.

The Spirit of Norfolk general manager tells 10 On Your Side that employees were on the boat when the incident went down.  

“An unauthorized person boarded the vessel this morning while crew members were receiving deliveries,” said Jolene Price Thompson.

Although the extent of the damage wasn’t released, a military ball and a wedding rehearsal went on as planned Friday night. 

Bowman’s next court date is Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.

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