Nick Mangold's 911 call helps end burglary spree in New Jersey

ByRich Cimini ESPN logo
Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold threw his most memorable block of the summer at his home in New Jersey, stopping burglary suspects from breaking into his car and helping end a crime spree in his neighborhood.

Mangold called 911 at 5:30 a.m. last Sunday after hearing his car alarm and noticing his garage door open, according to police. A short time later, police stopped a vehicle in the area and took five suspects into custody.

It appears Mangold's quick thinking could have helped solve a rash of burglaries in the area of Chatham, New Jersey, a few miles from the Jets' practice facility. Recently there has been 48 burglaries of unlocked cars.

Richard W. Isaacs, 19, of Orange, and Leonard Watts, 18, of Newark, face charges including burglary and theft. They were being held on $50,000 bail, according to ABC-Channel 7.

Three juveniles, all of Essex County, also were charged with burglary and theft. One was held at Morris County Juvenile Detention Facility, and the other two were released to their parents.

Mangold, 31, is one of the longest-tenured Jets. The former first-round pick (2006) has played in six Pro Bowls.