Waterloo, Iowa

The Waterloo Police have and continue to conduct an ongoing investigation into the three pizza delivery driver robberies that occurred in late April.   Through this investigation Waterloo Police have charged Melvin S. Dahn age 18 for the below incidents.

April 20th, 2021  

1315 Ravenwood Road

A Pizza Hut delivery driver reported being robbed by two subjects inside the building.   The victim was pushed to the ground and had money and food stolen from her.   During the struggle a hat was left behind by one of the assailants. 

Dahn was charged with 1st Degree Theft as a result of this incident.

April 21st, 2021

1229 Ravenwood Road

A Pappa Johns Delivery was robbed as he was leaving 1229 Ravenwood and approached by two subjects claiming the pizza order was theirs.   As the driver was checking on making change they grabbed his money bag and fled from the area.  

Dahn was charged with 1st Degree Theft as a result of this incident.

April 23rd, 2021

1257 Ravenwood

Officers responded to the robbery of a Marco’s Pizza Delivery driver when he was approached by a subject claiming the pizza.  The subject then assaulted the driver, stealing his cell phone. 

Dahn was charged with 2nd Degree Robbery as a result of this incident.



A Criminal Charge/Warrant is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Waterloo Police Department
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Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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