Police Issue Community Notification On Sex Offender


Level 3 Sex Offender Alert

The Payson Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.


David Scott Dewall

It is the responsibility of the chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense, which allows for community notification. The sex offender has advised the Payson Police Department that he will be living at the below address. The Payson Police Department at this time does not have any outstanding warrants on Dewall. The individual is on parole with the Arizona Department of Corrections.

This notification isn't intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. Abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated.

The Payson Police Department may be reached at (928) 474-5177 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call 474-5177 or 911.

NAME: David Scott Dewall

Age 30, 5'8", 170 pounds

Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes

ADDRESS: 904 N Granite Drive

Payson, Arizona

VEHICLE: 1993 Honda Accord, AZ license plate

In July 1994, David Dewall allegedly grabbed the breast of a 14-year-old neighborhood girl and told her he was willing to "teach her everything that she wanted to know about sex."

Dewall was convicted in Maricopa County of attempted sexual abuse. The Payson Police Department and the Arizona Department of Corrections consider Mr. Dewall a level 3 (High) risk to the community. These flyers are being distributed to his immediate neighbors, the local Media and the local schools.

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