Updated at 5:41 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2007
Tip leads to arrest of suspected roadway rapist
Ricky N. L. Albano was arrested on suspicion of seven criminal counts, including first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping, police said.
A 44-year-old woman had parked her overheating car with its hood up on Pu'uhale Road near Homerule Street about 7:30 p.m. when a man drove up and asked if she needed help, police said. The woman refused and the man drove off.
The man returned minutes later and grabbed the woman from behind while she was bent over looking at her car's engine, police said. He forced her into his car, took her to a Hart Street location and assaulted her, police said.
The woman fought off her assailant and escaped. Police released a sketch of the suspect, and an anonymous tip led officers to the arrest, police said.