100 Years Ago: 1924

Benny Wong, 19 years old China man, of the Royal Restaurant force, was knocked unconscious and robbed of $48.50 in the lower Maine Central yard at 11:50 Monday evening after having been dragged from the sidewalk in front of the Empire theater and rushed from Main street by several youthful bandits.

Wong told Capt. Picard, who is handling the case, that he was first held up at the point of a gun and when he resisted his kidnappers, was knocked unconscious by a blow in the stomach and then robbed.

A local boxer was held at the Lewiston police station Monday night for investigation. Several other local youths, among them a taxi driver, were questioned by Captain Picard and other police officials as to their whereabouts at the time of the assault and the robbery.

Benny Wong, who does not stand 4 feet in height and tips the scales well under 100 lbs. is well known about Lewiston for his dapper appearance. He came to Lewiston from Boston several months ago and was engaged as waiter in the Royal restaurant, Lisbon Street.

50 Years Ago: 1974


An Auburn police sergeant has been authorized to attend the he prestigious FBI Academy later this year. He is Sgt. Roger O. Ouellette,  who will attend the Sept. 16 through Dec. 5 FBI class at the of Marine Corps Base at Quantico. The announcement was made today by Police Chief Peter Mador, who received confirmation from the headquarters in Washington.

25 Years Ago: 1999

Because a June 17,1999 article was unavailable we are offering an article from June 17 1998

Wardens have charged a Friendship man with possession of 50 undersized striped bass and 51 fish over the legal limit.

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