9/1/2017 - PRESS RELEASE: Arrest of Mark Yarish Sept 1, 2017

Date:               September 1, 2017

Re:                  Arrest: Mark Yarish

Issued by:        Detective James Palmieri


For Immediate Release


Darien, CT –  Mark Yarish was taken into custody today at 10:30 hrs. by the Darien Police on an active arrest warrant charging him with:


  • (5) counts of: C.G.S. 53-21 - Risk of Injury to a Minor
  • (1) count of: C.G.S. 53a-64 -  Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree


The warrant comes as the result of a continuing investigation into Yarish by detectives after his arrest at the end of July by this agency.


The investigation into Mark Yarish revealed that he had introduced juveniles to narcotics.  Detectives were able to determine that Yarish specifically provided and used cocaine with juveniles, as young as age 14, while in his home.


The Department of Children and Families has been working with police to ensure the safety of any involved juveniles. 


Yarish was held on a $100,000.00 court set bond and remains in the custody of the Darien Police Department.   As this investigation remains active, no further information will be released at this time.