9/8/2017 - PRESS RELEASE: Arrest of Mark Yarish September 8, 2017


Date:                September 8, 2017

Re:                    Arrest: Mark Yarish

Issued by:       Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.




For Immediate Release



Darien, 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. 


As 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.


On 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


The 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 involved juveniles. 


Yarish 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.