My question involves police conduct in the State of: PA
About one month ago a police officer pulled me over as i was pulling into my father's driveway. I was returning his van, that i had borrowed, to him. The officer pulled in behind me and asked why the liscense plate was mounted on the bumper. I did not know and informed him that it was my fathers vehicle. He then proceeded to ask for identification. I was unsure if my license was suspended or not and didn't want to risk it so i gave him all my brothers information. I know this is illegal. After issueing me a citation for not carrying ID he drove off. My idea was to just pay the small fine and move on. However i forgot all about it and my brother got papers in the mail. He then called the court informing them that he was not the one that was there. The police officer somehow got word of this and went to my fathers house asking him if he was driving around saying he was my brother. At this point the officer had my father call me and tell me that i need to go to the station to sort this out, if not he would issue a warrant for my arrest.
The officer also has told a few lies himself. He told my father that he spoke to my brother on the phone, he did not... and he said if i did not show up on sunday that he would issue a warrant for me.
#1. i thought police officers could not issue warrants, it has to be a judge, correct?
#2. Does the officer have to have direct contact with me to ask me to come to the station?
#3. If my brother pays the fine can we make all this go away?
#4. Can the officer go into another town to make the arrest if and when he gets the warrant?
also any advice is appreciated... I feel horrible about all this and want to take care of it as soon as possible.