On June 15, 2017 at 0745 hours East Cocalico Township Police investigated a vehicle accident in the 400 block of East Church Street. The driver of the vehicle, Trevor McNeil, 26, of Ephrata, fled the scene on foot into Ephrata Township. Prior to the crash, warrants existed for the arrest of McNeil.
On June 15, 2017 at 1228 hours a resident of the 200 block of Hahnstown Road, Ephrata Township reported that a person matching McNeil’s description was on his property. Police were able to corner McNeil in a barn. McNeil climbed to the open rafter area of the barn and refused commands to surrender.
Ephrata Police requested the assistance of the Lancaster County SERT Negotiation Team. Negotiators successfully convinced McNeil to climb down from the rafters at 1540 hours.
McNeil is currently being treated for injuries from the crash. He will be arraigned on an outstanding burglary warrant at the completion of his treatment.