The Montpelier Examiner, May 10, 1912
The first hold up that ever occurred in Montpelier, took place about 10:30 Tuesday night, when two strangers a Spaniard and a Mexican stopped William McLennan on Main street, opposite the First National Bank, and under the glare of the arc light at that point, relieved him of his watch and chain.
The performance was witnessed by Mrs. Driver and Mrs. Steve Staley, who were nearly opposite the trio on Main street. In less than an hour after the hold up, the men were in the custody of Bill Nye and Winn Staley, who ran onto them laying on the ground close to a high board fence in the south part of town.
Sheriff Rich was notified soon after the hold up. He started for Montpelier immediately but did not get there until after the men has been locked up.
Since the above article was placed in type we learned through Sheriff Rich that the two men were paroled convicts from the state penitentiary at Boise.