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Police Blotter for Jan. 23

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,The Blotter

Fairfax officer busted in theft

A Fairfax County police officer was arrested for trying to shoplift a purse and blouse from a high-end department store, authorities said.

Officer Alexandra Neff, a 12-year veteran with the patrol bureau, has been assigned to administrative duties, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, a Fairfax County police spokesman said.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Neff tried to take the items last month from a Lord & Taylor store in Sterling and was stopped by store officials. She was charged with petit larceny.

1 of 3 Va. brothers arrested in woman's slaying

Police have arrested one of three brothers wanted in the killing of a 35-year-old Dumfries woman.

Prince William County police on Monday arrested 38-year-old Reginald Keith Tolliver on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Tasheka Lashon Leavell.

Police found and arrested Tolliver in Dumfries, and were still looking for two other brothers, Christopher Jonathon Tolliver, 27, and Douglas Jason Tolliver, 29.

Both men are also charged with first-degree murder.

Police said Leavell was shot multiple times early Thursday on the 17600 block of Washington Street in Dumfries.

Christopher Tolliver is described as a black male, 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a red Chevrolet Cruze.

Douglas Tolliver is described as being 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Minivan driver killed

The driver of a minivan was killed on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, the Virginia State Police said.

The minivan ran into the back of a truck on southbound I-95 near Route 286 about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The driver of the minivan died at the scene.

The driver's name was not released, pending notification of next of kin. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

-- Scott McCabe

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