Girl Scout selling cookies is robbed

A vendor of Girl Scout cookies was robbed in Georgetown on March 12, and D.C. police said Sunday that a teenager was arrested in the case.

The cookies were being sold about 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW when a robber came up from behind and grabbed not cookies, but a bag containing cash, police said.

They said officers who went to the scene arrested a female 17-year-old in the matter.

— Martin Weil

Two firefighters hurt when truck overturns

Two firefighters were injured when their tanker truck, carrying about 11 tons of water, overturned in Calvert County on Saturday as responders drove it to a fire.

A tire failure along a curve in the road apparently played a major role in the crash in the Huntingtown area, the sheriff’s office said. The tanker held 3,000 gallons and was meant to be the main water source at the fire, the office said.

The firefighters, from the Dunkirk volunteer fire department, were treated at a hospital and released, and the fire was extinguished, according to the sheriff’s office.

— Martin Weil

Car strikes toddler in Alexandria lot

A toddler was struck by a car in an Alexandria parking lot Sunday morning, authorities said.

The child is under observation at a hospital with injuries that are serious but not life-threatening, Alexandria police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said. The toddler was hit shortly before 10 a.m. in a parking lot in the 200 block of West Glebe Road.

The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with police, Nosal said. Police are still weighing whether to cite or charge the driver.

— Fenit Nirappil

Don’t miss the spring equinox

It’s been mentioned before, but for something like this, little harm is done in saying it again:

The vernal (or spring) equinox occurs Monday at 6:29 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

That will be about 40 minutes before sunrise in Washington. However, few people seem to doubt that at the proper point along the equator, the sun will appear to be directly overhead.

— Martin Weil