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Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman is not happy with the crimes last weekend in the Warehouse District.

"There's no excuse for what happened and we don't want it to happen again, " says Cimperman.

Cleveland Police were busy this weekend in the bustling warehouse district.

27-year old Mark Lloyd, Cleveland, was arrested and charged with raping and kidnapping a woman just after 2:00 AM Saturday at 1303 W. 6th Street.

"It's eye opening to hear about something like that," says warehouse resident Martin Mangan.

Meantime, a fight was captured on a cellphone in front of the Anatomy Night Club Saturday as well. The club is located right next door to the newly opened restaurant Tomo.

Cops say a woman stabbed in the neck and another was woman punched and hit with a bottle during the brawl inside Anatomy.

The chaos spilled out onto busy W. 9th Street.

"Anytime you get those sort of things that happen it kind of brings down the entire area which is kind of nice now," says Mangan.

Councilman Cimperman has been trying to clean up the area after incidents like the one where a man was punched to death.

The councilman enacted a security plan to help curb this type of violence -- something businesses downtown agreed to.

"I already called the building owner and asked him what the deal was because we were told that it was a teen party which is absolutely unacceptable and violates the city of memorandum of understanding," explains Cimperman.

Cimperman says he's not about to let the hard work in the Warehouse District go down the drain.

"We take things very seriously because we want to make sure people feel safe coming down here," added Cimperman.

Police arrested one person in the nightclub fight.

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