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Teen Charged For Overnight Burglary At Acme Market In New Canaan

Ryan Dolphin
Ryan Dolphin Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

One of four people allegedly involved in an overnight burglary at the Acme Market in New Canaan is facing multiple charges, police announced.

The other three suspects were not apprehended but have been identified and additional arrests are expected, according to New Canaan Police.

At about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, the New Canaan Police were dispatched to the Acme Market at 288 Elm Street on a report of a commercial burglar alarm. 

The area of the burglar alarm activation was the roll-up door in the rear of the store by the loading dock, according to police.

Arriving officers observed four males located near the exterior of the building, holding items in their hands, said police The four, upon seeing the responding officers, ran away towards the rear of the building, police said.

Officers were able to locate three of the males as they ran away on Grove Street near the New Canaan Racquet Club and MTA train tracks.

 Officers ultimately apprehended Ryan Dolphin, 18, of New Canaan, after a brief foot pursuit. The other males were not apprehended.

Dolphin was taken into custody and transported to headquarters where he was charged with:

  • third-degree burglary
  • interfering with an officer/resisting
  • trespass of railroad property

Dolphin posted a $1,000 bond for a court date on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

As this investigation is still ongoing, information about items taken during this burglary is not being released.

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