Ivan Barba, 18, was charged with loitering and prowling after he scaled a
wall to gain access to a property on South Ocean Boulevard.
The Palm Beach Police
Department have charged a Port St. Lucie teen with loitering
and prowling after he and two friends entered a locked
condominium on South Ocean Boulevard.
The security guard for the condominiums at 300 S. Ocean
Boulevard, called police Sunday to report three men were
“trying to enter the building.” He described one of the
three as wearing a white cloth on his head and red shirt.
An officer driving in that block, spotted three men leaving
the property -- one of them running, the report said. The
officer approached them as they headed toward a vehicle
parked across the street.
According to police, the security guard identified one of
them, Ivan Barba, 18, as the person he had seen earlier
wearing a red shirt inside the property.
In their report, police said one of the Barba’s companions
told investigators Barba climbed a concrete wall roughly 12
feet high to gain entry and unlock the door on the first
floor to allow the other men inside.
When officers asked the three separately what they were
doing at the condo, each gave a different answer, including
“going to the rooftop,” “getting a better view of the ocean”
and “going to the pool.”
Of the three, only Barba was arrested. He
faces charges of loitering and prowling. He was released on
his own recognizance, and is scheduled to appear in court on