DANBURY - A 37-year-old Danbury man faces multiple charges, including drug and weapons possession, after leading police on a chase through city streets early Monday. Rafael Almonte , whose last known address was on Fairview Drive, was taken into custody after the car he was driving hit a stone wall on Jefferson Avenue about 2:47 a.m. Police weren't pursuing him at the time of the crash. The incident began when an officer on patrol observed suspicious activity on Spring Street. When the officer tried to investigate, the vehicle sped away, eventually stopping at the Food Bag on West Street, before taking off again. Officers followed the car to Pleasant Street before breaking off the pursuit because of safety concerns. The crash occurred a short time later. Officers who took Almonte into custody allegedly found a handgun on the ground where he was standing, a plastic bag containing a substantial amount of cocaine on him, and a knife in a sheath around his neck. He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a dangerous weapon, having a weapon in a vehicle, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics near a school and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. He also faces a variety of motor vehicle charges. A records check after the arrest turned up a court warrant for violation of probation, police said. A passenger in the car, Anna Medina , 16, of Davis Street, was charged with possession of narcotics and interfering with police. Officers Jason Bordeau , Greg Topa and Linda Lourenco were involved in the arrest. Contact John Pirro at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (203) 731-3342.