A 49-year-old man faces years of mental health counseling and probation for vandalizing an Arlington construction site, barricades and signs with Nazi symbols and anti-Semetic writings in late 2006.
Ronald Bost, Jr., who has no fixed addressed, pled guilty yesterday to two counts of vandalism. Jones was sentenced to 17 days in jail for time served and will be on supervised probation for two years, to be followed by 3 years of unsupervised probation. As special conditions of his probation, Bost must participate in mental health counseling and must stay out of federal parklands of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia for the next five years, except when driving on commuter roads or traveling by metro.
According to court documents, from approximately June 15, 2006 to August 9, 2006, Bost repeatedly vandalized a construction site located along Memorial Avenue in Arlington County, by writing “Heil Hitler” in black ink on barricades and signs. On one of the barricades, Bost wrote, “HEIL HITLER Death to Jews.” Bost also drew swastikas and other Nazi symbols on barrels and signs at the construction site. According to court documents, on or about December 2, 2006, Bost also vandalized a portable toilet station at the Iwo Jima Memorial by writing in black ink,”ALLAH HATES JEWS & FAGGOTS” and “BUSH,” with a swastika replacing the letter “S” in “BUSH.”
This case was investigated by United States Park Police, with assistance from the Arlington, Virginia Police Departments.