Church burglary suspect: ‘I came to get ice’

Scott Conol-Pavao is escorted from Hilo District Court Wednesday. (JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — A 28-year-old Keaau man accused of breaking into New Hope-Hilo on Sunday told a pastor who found him in the church’s fellowship hall, “I came to get ice” — and then showed the clergyman an Igloo Playmate cooler full of ice cubes, according to court documents filed by police.