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Morning Press: Homeless camp fire; Joe’s Place legacy; Memorial Day fatal shooting

By , Columbian Web Editor

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Homeless camp in east Vancouver catches fire

Firefighters and the Vancouver Police Department responded to a large fire at a homeless encampment early Monday morning.

Fire crews from the Vancouver Fire Department received a call about 12:15 a.m. for a fire at the end of Northeast 51st Circle, near the intersection with Northeast 112th Avenue.

Beaudoin sons carry on tradition at Joe’s Place Farms in east Vancouver

East Vancouver landmark Joe’s Place Farms is continuing on after its founder, Joe Beaudoin, retired and handed off a few parcels of berries and peaches to his two sons.

At Northeast 18th Street and 125th Avenue, Joe’s sons Scott and Mike looked across the 2-acre strawberry field, which had its opening day Wednesday. The field is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the season will close when the berries run out in about six weeks. The remaining farm also includes about 400 peach trees at the corner of Northeast 18th Street and 112th Avenue.

Man found dead outside Uptown Village home in Vancouver

A man was found dead near a home Monday morning after reports of gunshots near the 200 block of East 27th Street, in the Uptown Village neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 5:25 a.m., according to a news release. “When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived, they located an adult male in front of a residence, deceased.”

Vancouver police Cpl. Rey Reynolds announces bid for Clark County sheriff

A Vancouver Police Department corporal will run for Clark County sheriff next year.

Rey Reynolds has announced that he will seek the office in the November 2022 general election. He is apparently the first person to announce a campaign to succeed incumbent Sheriff Chuck Atkins, 66, who said more than two years ago that he would retire at the end of his term.

Shots fired Wednesday night road rage incident in east Vancouver

Shots were fired during a road rage incident involving two vehicles Wednesday night in east Vancouver, according to police. There were no reported injuries.

The incident was reported shortly before 10 p.m. near Southeast McGillivray Boulevard and Briarwood Drive in the area of Cascade Park East.

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