Date: September 8, 2017
Re: Arrest: Mark Yarish
Issued by: Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
For Immediate Release
CT – For the past several months, the
Darien Police Selective Enforcement Unit, Detective Division, and Patrol
Division conducted a complex investigation regarding illicit activity involving
Mark Yarish of 20 Cherry St. in Darien. Due
to the sensitive nature of this investigation and it involving numerous
juvenile victims, Yarish was arrested twice previously (7/24/2017 and 9/1/2017)
as developments in the case were made.
the investigation continued, additional evidence was discovered by detectives
indicating that Yarish sold Marijuana, alcohol, and an assortment of tobacco
products to Darien juveniles as young as twelve (12) years old. Information developed showed that Yarish was
conducting these transactions on an almost daily basis dating back to December
of 2016. These transactions were
conducted via text messages and phone calls followed by Yarish delivering the
products to the juveniles at a substantial markup over cost.
9/8/2017 Detectives secured a third arrest warrant for Yarish however
information was developed that he was currently patronizing the Mohegan Sun
Casino in Uncasville, CT and was not in the immediate area. Detectives then contacted the Mohegan Tribal
Police Department and informed them of Yarish’s active arrest warrant. At approximately 2:30 pm this agency was
informed that Yarish had been located at the casino. Detectives then responded and took custody of
him and he was transported back to Darien.
He was then charged as follows:
Six (6) counts
of: C.G.S. 53-21 - Risk of Injury to a Minor
One (1) count of:
C.G.S. 53a-64 - Reckless Endangerment in
the 2nd Degree
Department of Children and Families continues to be a part of this
investigation and has been working with police to ensure the safety of the
was held on a $250,000.00 court set bond and remains in the custody of the
Darien Police Department. No further
information is being released at this time.