Valparaiso neglect

Lindsay Littlefield and Christopher Hotter

VALPARAISO — A local couple faces charges of neglect after police said they found them in a state of "extreme" intoxication Sunday morning in a hotel room along with three children.

Christopher Hotter, 40, and Lindsay Littlefield, 31, were taken into custody on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent shortly after a 4 a.m. police call to a Valparaiso hotel in the 1200 block of Silhavy Road, police said.

Police said they were responding to a complaint of a disturbance at the hotel and discovered Hotter and Littlefield had been fighting.

"Police noted the extreme intoxication of both Hotter and Littlefield," Valparaiso police stated in a release Monday.

"It was determined they were unfit to care for the children, having placed them in an endangered situation."

The three children were released to local family members, police said.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.