San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 18, 2016/11:45 pm

INCIDENT: Traffic Stop

LOCATION: 5700 block of Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, 92252

SUSPECT(S): Isaac Ayala, age 25, a resident of Landers

Shannon Coelho, age 35, a female resident of Hemet

VICTIM(S): State of California


On Friday, March 18, 2016, at approximately 11:45 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Station initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Ayala and occupied by Coelho.During the initial contact with Ayala, the deputy saw a BB pistol that he thought was a handgun protruding from under the driver’s seat.Ayala was detained and deputies determined Ayala had three active arrest warrants totaling $210,000 and a fourth warrant that had ‘no bail’.Deputies placed Ayala under arrest and searched the vehicle.Deputies found ammunition, a taser and suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.


Coelho was found to be a wanted person out of Riverside County and was also arrested for a warrant with a bail of $50,000.


Ayala was transported and booked into the Morongo Jail with no bail.Coelho was transported to the Riverside County Jail in Banning where she was booked for her warrants.


Refer:Sergeant Rick Millard

Station:Morongo Basin Station

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

Case No.091600441

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700