Man Denied Bond After 99th Arrest

Albert Luis Alvarez was arrested Wednesday on charges of drug possession

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    Riverside Police
    Albert Luis Alvarez

    A Chicago man arrested for the 99th time this week was denied bond.

    Albert Luis Alvarez, 37, was arrested Wednesday on charges of drug possession after apparently using his 3-year-old child to beg for money in west suburban Riverside.
     
    Riverside police received a call of a suspicious man at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police said the man was asking for money in the street and begging door-to-door in the 7200 block of West Ogden.
     
    Officers found Alvarez pushing his 3-year-old child in a stroller. He refused to remove his hands from his pockets when police questioned him and then threw several clear plastic bags on the ground and tried to run away. Police caught Alvarez and found heroin in his pockets.
     
    Alvarez had 98 prior arrests and 23 convictions including burglary, assault and drugs, according to the Sun-Times. He also had nine alias names, as well as five Social Security numbers and 10 dates of birth.
     
    Weitzel's child was turned over to a family member following the arrest, and the Dept. of Children & Family Services was notified.